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DHS Inspector General Ordered Aides to Hide Reports of Abuse and Misconduct

HeadlineApr 08, 2022

An investigation by The New York Times has revealed the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general and top aides ordered staff to hide damaging findings in reports of domestic violence and sexual misconduct involving DHS law enforcement officials. One report had found that at least 10,000 employees at Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Secret Service and the Transportation Security Administration experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct at work. Meanwhile, these agencies had a pattern of using cash payments, some up to $255,000, to settle sexual harassment complaints without investigating or disciplining the perpetrators.

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