GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Emails between Michigan State University officials show a lack of urgency in monitoring Larry Nassar and his superiors after a 2014 Title IX investigation found he could continue seeing patients at the school's sports medicine clinic.
Earlier this week, the Detroit Free Press reported the university fired its law firm after an attorney argued criminal charges against former MSU Dean William Strampel were unfounded because he was following university orders.
He was referring to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, alleging Strampel never enforced new protocols put in place after the 2014 investigation.
"That was actually the responsibility of the Title IX investigator," attorney John Dakmak told reporters after Strampel's arraignment in March. "My client was following the direction of the Title IX investigation."
The investigation started after Amanda Thomashow reported Nassar for assaulting her during an appointment. Kristine Moore was the Title IX investigator who handled it, which resulted in two reports.
Moore's version of the report that circulated internally recommended changes be made to avoid future liability.
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