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Lansing area township OKs external review of Nassar case

Dec 12, 2018
Meridian Township

On Tuesday, the Board of  Trustees of Meridian Township unanimously authorized the hiring of an independent investigator to review the township's handling of a 14-year-old case related to Larry Nassar.

In 2004, Nassar survivor Brianne Randall-Gay told Meridian Township police that she'd been molested by Nassar. But the police department did not forward her complaint to the Ingham County prosecutor.

Earlier this year the township publicly apologized for mishandling Randall-Gay's case.

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A Lansing-area police department that says it mishandled a complaint against Larry Nassar has reviewed 17 years of sexual assault complaints. Nassar is the former sports doctor who will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.

Screen grab from ONE OF NASSAR'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

More than 13 years ago, a concerned mom brought her daughter into the Meridian Township Police Department to file a police report against Dr. Larry Nassar.

Detectives ended up closing the case without forwarding it to prosecutors. Now, police are releasing their case report to the public. The department plans to hold a press conference Thursday about what went wrong.