WRITTEN AND CONTRIBUTED BY KHAMERON RILEY

This week, Simone Biles, Aly Rasiman, and two other gymnasts will testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting regarding the FBI Indianapolis field office’s delayed response in investigating Larry Nassar. Three years ago, Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 150 women and young girls.

The committee will have two panels, one consisting of the gymnasts’ testimonies and the second consisting of remarks from the FBI Director Christopher Wray and Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who are quoted saying in a 119-page report that “there are numerous and fundamental errors” regarding the case.

The FBI Indianapolis field office received complaints about Nassar as early as 2015 but didn’t file charges because “it was medical.”

Why We Need to Know:
Pray for strength and courage for Simone and her teammates as they confront the traumas of their past so we can have some accountability in our justice department. Again, we’re shown that injustice can happen in an instant, but justice takes time. The men and women of the FBI Indianapolis office should be ashamed of themselves for not believing over 150 women and girls.