“After a lengthy and thorough investigation my department has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in this matter,” Nessel said.
Nessel spoke about the findings in the controversial investigation at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
“Allegations included the misappropriation of public funds and the unlawful destruction of emails within the city of Detroit,” Nessel said.
The emails were believed to have been destroyed to cover up a relationship.
“It was alleged that the deletion of emails by city employees was to hide a personal relationship between the mayor of Detroit and the director of the Make Your Date program,” Nessel said.
After a comprehensive review, interviews with 21 witnesses and the review of more than 1 million documents from the city’s IT department no charges were filed.
“The biggest problem here is that there were no public documents that were actually destroyed and, in fact, each and every one of these emails ultimately was recovered,” Nessel said.
The investigation found no evidence of bribery or embezzlement of a public official.