Interesting about Crow

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Posted by FillmoreDevil on August 09, 21 at 23:51:06:

In Reply to: Did ASU do background checks before staff hiring? posted by Big Ron on August 09, 21 at 13:20:19:

For a time I oversaw the internal affairs ops unit for my previous employer and I must say it's unusual for an investigation to go up to the top level for hands-on oversight, especially when the actors we know of to this point are so far down the chain.

There are good reasons why this might be done. RA could be conflicted by the investigation if, for instance, one or more close subordinates were implicated or accused. Getting the investigation out from under RA's direct oversight would provide less opportunity for preference or bias to sneak in. This would be even more likely if close subordinates were accusing one another. In those circumstances, however, we would generally consider kicking the investigation to a peer of the potentially conflicted person before kicking it up the chain. I'm not sure who in ASU's hierarchy would be a peer to RA.

As a quick aside, do we know who is doing the hands-on investigating? ASU has an office of athletics compliance and likely a bunch of lawyers wandering around, but did they report to RA? I'd think so. Did we call in an outside firm like we did when the BB harassment accusations were raised?

Anyway, the other and obvious reason why Crow would take over the investigation is if RA himself is implicated by either alleged actions/inactions and/or the "knew or should have known" charge.

Go Devils!

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