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Documents related to Larry Nassar case have been reviewed

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A Michigan State University Trustee has completed a year-long review of unreleased documents related to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.

When Renee Knake Jefferson joined the MSU Board of Trustees a year ago, she was granted access to what at the time was said to be 6,000 documents. On Friday, she told Trustees that the number instead was nearly 98-hundred.

She says she found them to be consistent with information already known to the public.

Knake Jefferson proposes a ramped-up presidential review process, and uniformity across campus units in the handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

“I recommend that the board release these documents for an independent review, after which the body conducting the review would issue a public report along the lines of what the board had previously approved back in June of 2019,” said Knake Jefferson.

Board chairperson Dianne Byrum responded after the meeting.

“We are going to have two new Trustees join us January 1st, and I am certain that the board will continue to have conversations and discussion about privileged documents,” Byrum says.

Friday was also the final Trustees meeting for Joel Ferguson and Brian Mosallam.