MSU Interim President disappointed over search warrants

(WLNS) – Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is expressing disappointment after state authorities investigating the school’s handling of Larry Nassar executed search warrants on campus as TV cameras were filming.

In a letter to independent special prosecutor William Forsyth released Tuesday, Engler said Forsyth’s decision for investigators to visit without warning Friday was “very much at odds” with the school’s pledge to cooperate. Forsyth, a retired county prosecutor, was appointed to investigate Michigan State by Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Engler says the presence of camera crews was hopefully inadvertent and not part of “media strategy.” He says a law firm assisting the university had been in regular contact until the special prosecutor abruptly canceled a meeting.

A spokesperson for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office said Forsyth is reviewing the letter.