Since the infamous disaster that was the FBI failure to protect America during September 11, 2001, the nation’s top cops have been plagued with misconduct at the upper echelon of its ranks, including sexual misconduct.
The latest allegations in a long string of dastardly deeds involves a unit chief, special agent in charge and a supervisory intelligence analyst, according to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.
That office last week released an investigative summary of misconduct by an unnamed FBI Unit Chief (UC) for engaging in an improper intimate relationship with a subordinate and failing to disclose it per agency policy.
The UC was directly involved in the subordinate lover’s promotion, preferable work assignments and travel opportunities all of which are in violation of FBI policy.
The DOJIG statement said: “The FBI UC’s conduct violated federal ethics regulations regarding impartiality.”20-081
The summary report also revealed that the UC had since retired.
In May, a former FBI Section Chief and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) was exposed for sexual harassment of multiple employees, failure to report an intimate relationship with a subordinate and lack of candor.
The investigative report said:
“SAC sexually harassed six subordinate employees while serving as the SAC and two subordinate employees while serving in a previous position as a Section Chief at FBI Headquarters, failed to report an intimate relationship with a subordinate, engaged in actions following the end of that relationship that created a hostile work environment for the subordinate, and lacked candor during the SAC’s interview with the OIG, all in violation of FBI policy.”
The investigation also determined that the SAC violated the DOJ’s zero tolerance policy involving sexual harassment.
A DOJ IG bulletin issued on April 21, disclosed that an assistant director got busted for seeking an improper intimate relationship with a subordinate, sexual harassment and related misconduct.
Investigators found that the assistant director violated FBI policy by pursuing an “improper intimate relationship” with a subordinate after inappropriately touching the subordinate following an after-work happy hour event.
The probe also determined that the high-ranking official “violated FBI policies related to sexual harassment and unprofessional conduct off-duty, as well as DOJ’s zero tolerance policy with respect to harassment, in making unwelcomed and unwanted sexual advances on the subordinate.”
The report further reveals that the assistant director violated FBI policy by failing to properly secure a firearm inside his or her vehicle.
The report stated that the AD also retired.
Also in April it was reported that an FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst (SIA) was dismissed for knowingly possessing child pornography.
In late 2019, the DOJ OIG blasted an “FBI senior official” for failing to report an intimate relationship with a subordinate and violating the FBI’s ethics policy by participating in decisions regarding the subordinate’s promotion.
Earlier this year the agency’s watchdog issued a management advisory identifying concerns in the handling of supervisor-subordinate relationships across DOJ components.
In the advisory the FBI’s policy is described as prohibiting supervisors from engaging in romantic or intimate relationships with subordinates “if the relationship negatively affects a professional and appropriate superior-subordinate relationship or otherwise adversely affects the FBI mission.”
U.S.President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William Barr are working hard to clean up the abuses and poor culture of the FBI & the other Intelligence agencies in an effort to restore integrity to these agencies. The DOJOIG investigations and reports are only the first step toward cultural change and organizational restructuring.