April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022
Lansing, Mich., April 22, 2022 – Documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests indicate that Attorney General Dana Nessel may have a private security detail providing transportation and protection. The Center Square reports:
“A month and a few days after Sunshine Week, which celebrates government transparency, Michigan’s three highest-ranking public officials won’t answer questions about a possible $1.4 million security protection bid from DK Security.
The security company quoted Attorney General (AG) Dana Nessel office’s $1.4 million to provide the base executive protection security for 336 hours per non-holiday week.”
Attorney General Dana Nessel has faced scrutiny in recent months due to incidents involving alcohol. In October 2021, Nessel was wheelchaired out of the Michigan-Michigan State football game early after drinking too much. In a statement, Nessel explained that she had a designated driver take her home. A few months later, she tweeted a picture of her taking a shot at a St. Patrick’s Day parade, where she similarly implied she was not driving.
“Dana Nessel has been very open about her wise decision to use designated drivers after she’s been drinking,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “However, Michigan taxpayers deserve to know if they are footing the bill for a $1.4 million per year designated driving service.”