Well, I can’t say this is surprising, but a female group of former FBI recruits filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleging that its 20-week training academy discriminated against women.
The training, which included firearms, academics, defensive tactics and navigating high-risk situations not only allegedly discriminated on the base of gender but also race.
Former FBI Director James Comey is named in the complaint by one of the plaintiffs for dismissing her complaint.
However, that’s not the only person named.
According to the complaint, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mark Morgan, who oversaw the academy as a former top FBI official.
The New York Times, one of Comey’s previous allies, reported:
Male instructors at the academy in Quantico, Va., exposed the women beginning in 2015 to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and inappropriate jokes, according to the lawsuit. One woman said that an instructor referred to an African-American female trainee as “spaghetti head,” a reference to her braids. The woman also said training agents made repeated sexual advances.
In particular, the lawsuit takes aim at the tactical training that plays out Hogan’s Alley, the academy’s mock town where hired actors play terrorists and criminals. Trainees practice making dangerous arrests where they use weapons. Many of the female agent recruits were kicked out of the academy during this phase more quickly and more often than men were.
Back in 2018, it was reported :
Prior to Comey’s tenure as Director which began in September 2013, no sexual misconduct charges had been filed by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Most recently, an extramarital relationship between FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page was revealed during Congressional investigations into the FBI, which had been uncovered by Horowitz through a search of text messages between the two agents.
Perhaps the most shocking revelation, however, is that Comey attempted to thwart Horowitz’s investigation.
As Horowitz explained in his March 2015 final report on how law enforcement agencies handle sexual-misconduct complaints, his office’s ability “to conduct this review was significantly impacted and delayed by the repeated difficulties we had in obtaining relevant information from both the FBI and DEA as we were initiating this review in mid-2013.”
After pulling teeth to try and obtain records from the FBI, Horowitz was finally presented with unredacted information that satisfied his requests – however, it was “still incomplete.”
Of note, Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Comey fought Horowitz’s investigation into sexual misconduct charges.
Lynch supported Comey’s defiance of the IG via a July 20, 2015, memo from DOJ Office of Legal Counsel principal-deputy AG Karl Thompson. Thompson charged law enforcement agencies could redact information in its files and withhold information from the Inspector General. It was one of her first acts as Obama’s new Attorney General, who was sworn in to office on April 27, 2015. –DC
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