FBI Disciplinary Files Offer Look at Agency’s Misconduct Cases


CNN says confidential FBI documents give a look at the 300 disciplinary cases the agency deals with each year. For example, one employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made. A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while “satisfying himself.” And an employee in a “leadership position” misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

The reports, compiled by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, are e-mailed quarterly to FBI employees, but are not released to the public. The agency, with 34,300 workers–including 13,700 agents– says it fires about 30 employees each year. “We do have a no-tolerance policy,” FBI Assistant Director Candice Will told CNN. “We don’t tolerate our employees engaging in misconduct. We expect them to behave pursuant to the standards of conduct imposed on all FBI employees.”


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