MSU Police submits request for arrest warrants in sexual assault investigation

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Police at Michigan State University are requesting arrest warrants for three school football players as part of their investigation into an alleged sexual assault, ESPN reported.

Prosecutor's Office confirmed the request in a news release on Thursday morning, saying that it "will review all of the available evidence and information and make a review decision in the short-term future". The police department has been in communication with the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office, and upon concluding the investigations will forward its reports for review for possible criminal charges.

The three student-athletes under investigation have been suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing pending the conclusion of the police and Title IX investigations.

This is the second high profile investigation of sexual assault in progress at MSU.

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Nassar, a former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens of athletes over several decades. Detectives from the Michigan State University Police Department have conducted a thorough and professional investigation of this incident. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education concluded an investigation into MSU's handling of sexual assault and relationship violence allegations, which was prompted by complaints against the university. The university also announced it will investigate the program's compliance with school policy.

MSU is now facing two federal lawsuits alleging Title IX violations.

Michigan State University has made significant strides in making its Title IX program align with the best practices developed throughout the nation.