(CNN) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will lead an independent inquiry for Penn State University into the school’s response to child sex abuse allegations, trustee Kenneth Frazier said Monday.
"No one — no one — is above scrutiny, including every member of the administration of the university, every member of our board of trustees, and every employee of the university," said Frazier, who was appointed to chair the special investigative committee into the university’s response to allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
A grand jury reported this month that university officials allegedly knew of allegations of misconduct on Sandusky’s part, but failed to fully act on them.
Freeh, who will serve as special investigative counsel, said he extracted pledges of support and non-interference from university officials before taking on the job.
"This assurance is the main condition of my engagement," he said.
He said will appoint a team of former FBI agents and former federal prosecutors from his law firm to assist.
A commission created to examine deputy-on-inmate abuse at Los Angeles County jails met for the first time Friday afternoon, pledging to restore public trust in the troubled lockups.
The panel, commissioned by the Board of Supervisors, is still in its infancy. Its five appointed members now need to pick two others before they can begin their examination of lapses in jail policy and management.
This guy is sick AND a liar! And now he shared that with the world. If he was innocent and giving the interview, he would have been mad as hell. Didn’t he learn from Conrad Murray about talking to the police or media when there is a criminal investigation?! Why his lawyer would allow this to happen is beyond me.
Want to know why personal injury lawyers, or lawyers for that matter, get a bad name? Read this story, or check it out on youtube…it is mindboggling. These fen-phen class action attorneys stole MILLIONS from their clients who needed the money to treat the medical issues of their clients. Unbelievable! It’s also being aired on American Greed on A&E.
I hope everyone keeps in mind the true victims in this media frenzy over Penn State - people, it’s first and foremost about the kids. Paterno’s legacy, this weekends game versus Nebraska…all secondary. The outrage, embarrassment, disgust, all emotions will be covered throughout this ordeal. But let’s remember and address the victims - the kids. And all of those whose trust was betrayed, and whose childhood was robbed.
Walgren’s closing argument is taking place, and he just presented a BRILLIANT example of how Conrad Murray could have concealed the propofol in his pocket upon leaving the house - he played NUMEROUS times a clip of direct examination of Dr. White taking a saline bag and IV line out of his pocket while on the stand…may not make the case, but it was entertaining, snarky, and brilliant!
Both sides rested their case this morning, after finishing with Dr. White and the prosecution recalling Dr. Shafer briefly. Closing arguments will be Thursday morning at 9 am, as the lawyers discuss the jury instructions and exhibits to be received over the next day and a half.
The all important question everyone was betting on: did Murray testify? As I guessed early on, he did not! Dr. White, the defense expert, could have testified AFTER Murray and used Murray’s explanations to form his opinion and even comment on Murray’s explanations as to whether they were reasonable or not. The fact that he DID NOT rely on anything but Murray’s interview was insight that Murray wouldn’t testify, as I anticipated. Also, I always said that because this isn’t a murder case, there was no reason for Murray to explain his negligence…he already gave his statement through the police interview. Cross examination would have been a blood bath! Then again - defense didn’t really get very far anyway.
Should be interesting to see the outcome. Tune in to Fox News tonight at 11pm on Channel 13 for my analysis, and later in the week (Friday live at noon on 11) for more information.