Texas Rep. Roland Gutierrez, a democrat from San Antonio, filed a resolution last week calling for the investigation.
“I feel that there is an obstruction of justice that has happened there,” Gutierrez said earlier this week. “And therefore we should have a higher authority looking at them, at all levels. Sunshine is the best disinfectant, and we aim to try to get that done here in Waco, at Baylor this year.”
The Texas Rangers will conduct the investigation with the help of the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
The university, which has been engulfed in scandal for more than a year now, is currently under investigation by the Big 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Education’s office for Civil Rights, which was on campus this week.
In a statement, Baylor said they would work with the Texas Rangers just as they have with the additional investigations currently underway.
“Baylor University pledges to extend our full cooperation with the Texas Rangers surrounding the issue of sexual assaults that occurred with our campus community several years ago, as we have done with other external inquiries that are currently underway.”
Gutierrez spoke with ESPN Radio this week, outlining his decision to call for the investigation.
“It’s just that the conduct over the last several months, over the last several years, no one has been able to truly get a very transparent look at what happened,” Gutierrez told the radio program.