Sometimes, law enforcement makes a mistake. They get it wrong. What angers the people is when this happens and then a coverup or a denial follows, something that makes the error even more painful. Thankfully, that is not the case with those were sent to an Olympic doctor who sexually abused them and then told that justice would not be done.
As MSN News reveals, the Meridian Township Police Department will tomorrow step up and apologize to Brianne Randall-Gay who “was 17 years old when she went to see Michigan State University sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar.” It was ten years ago that she went to the police after seeing this detestable man and they did not believe her claims.
“You had the audacity to tell (police) I misunderstood the treatment because I was not comfortable with my body,” Randall-Gay said to her accuser. “Sadly, they took your word instead of mine.”
The police admit openly that they did not refer the case to the prosecutor’s office and that it took 13 years for her to get an apology from them, but one shall, at last, be issued.
On Thursday, a press conference will be called where Chief David Hall “will issue a public statement and apology on the handling of the 2004 police report.” While some will say that these are merely words delivered too late, the admission will be something very important for the victim.
Over 156 people have come forward with stories of nightmarish abuse, though many wonder why only one seemed to have rung the alarm bell sooner.
Notwithstanding, the teen who did so was ignored she has said that she’s suffered from anxiety over the abuse.
Still, that did not make her cower in fear. “I am here to tell you I wasn’t afraid of you then, and I’m sure as hell not afraid of you now,” Randall-Gay said to her molester.
The athlete also said that institutions need to be made more aware of what happens in some cases and to make sure that they listen to complaints when they do bravely come in.
Those are sound suggestions from someone who has lived through the abuse, so hopefully this time, people are listening.