The Michigan attorney general issued a statement calling her spokesperson’s comments about the office suspending its investigation into former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar was “inadvertently misleading.”
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the state had suspended its investigation into sexual abuse by Nassar, which resulted in charges against three former Michigan State University officials.
Attorney General’s office spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney told the outlet that it was unclear when the investigation would resume.
AG clarifies announcement:
Attorney General Dana Nessel said on Wednesday that the comment by her spokeswoman was “inadvertently misleading.”
“A recent comment from our communications director regarding our department’s investigation of Michigan State University was inadvertently misleading and demands clarification,” Nessel said. “For the record, I remain deeply committed to finding the truth about who knew what about Larry Nassar at MSU. Our department has continued to make it clear - over and over again - that we are at an impasse with MSU as we continue to seek release of more than 6,000 documents the university continues to withhold from our office.”
AG fights MSU over docs:
Nessel said her office was at an impasse with MSU over 6,000 documents the university claims fall under attorney-client privilege, MLive reported.
Nessel had asked the university to voluntarily turn over the documents by February.
“Let me be clear: Despite this impasse, we are committed to continuing to pursue MSU’s role in the Larry Nassar tragedy,” Nessel said.