(Abdul–Rahman Oladimeji Bello, Headline USA) Rogue bands of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s allegedly prestigious employees were caught engaging in unethical and criminal conduct that included drunk driving, child assaults, theft, loss of service weapons and mishandling classified documents.
And that was just over a five-year period.
According to internal disciplinary files obtained by Just The News, these agents also escaped getting the sack despite their egregious activities. On one occasion, an FBI agent had his M4 carbine weapon in his car unattended- a weapon that ended up being stolen. Despite this, the FBI only suspended the agent for two weeks.
A statement from the disciplinary files obtained reads: “Although there was a lockbox in the trunk for storage of weapons and sensitive items,” the agent chose to store the rifle bag behind the car’s front passenger seat. “While Employee was in the Starbucks, the Bucar was burglarized. The rear passenger, rear driver, and tailgate windows were broken, and the rifle bag containing the M4 was stolen.”
In addition, some of these agents were involved in sexual misconduct. There were cases of sexual relations with convicted felons, subordinates and even confidential sources.
Agents driving under influence was also a common theme in the report with a minimum of 23 cases of FBI staff DUI. However, only five of those were fired. In addition, about 36 agents also reported that their guns were stolen, lost, or handled unsafely while on or off duty. Most of these resulted in short-term suspensions.
The timing of the report’s disclosures was particularly bad for the FBI, coming amidst a congressional probe of the Bureau on allegations brought forward by 24 whistleblowers. The FBI is being investigated by lawmakers to determine if it is involved in political bias, weaponization of law enforcement powers and misconduct.