There’s at least one legislator in Texas that wants the state to get involved with the sexual assault scandal at Baylor.
Texas state representative Roland Gutierrez filed HR 644 on Friday, asking Texas governor Greg Abbot to have the Texas Rangers investigate “the obstruction of justice surrounding the sexual assault of young female students at Baylor University.”
The resolution goes on to say that “the level of cover-up that has been both reported and also admitted at this point is appalling,”
Baylor fired coach Art Briles in May following an investigation into allegations of rape at the school that showed it failed to comply with Title IX regulations and sometimes even discouraged the reporting of cases to proper authorities. Additionally, Baylor police were alleged to have concealed files and failed to properly investigate cases that were reported. Baylor president Ken Starr was first reassigned before resigning, and athletic director Ian McCaw left the program as well.
In a separate Title IX lawsuit filed in January, additional claims were made that there had beenbetween 2011 and 2014.
Gutierrez plans to hold a press conference on Monday to discuss the resolution.
You can read the resolution in its entirety here.