By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday morning was set to release the long-awaited report on the investigation of how the Jerry Sandusky case was handled.
Kane campaigned on a pledge to investigate the pacing the Sandusky probe and hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct that investigation. Now, 17 months after Kane took office, the results of that investigation are being made public. Days after Kane was elected in November 2012, Governor Corbett – who was attorney general when the Sandusky probe began – expressed confidence.
“You know, there’s no communication from me to anybody to slow down an investigation,” Corbett said. “There’s no communication from anybody to me that they were going to slow down for any political reason, and I wouldn’t want them to.”
And, indeed, early leaks about the content of the report indicated that much is true. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that an excerpt indicated there is “nothing in the available document record or witness interviews” to support that Corbett or anyone in his executive office gave any instructions on how to carry out the Sandusky investigation.