Senate Panel Hears Of Alleged Corruption In Corrections Dept.
TALLAHASSEE - Testifying under oath before a Senate panel, current and former Department of Corrections investigators - including the sheriff of Gulf County - said they were ordered by the inspector general's office to quash cases that could embarrass the agency or high-ranking officials. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison told the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that, as a corrections investigator, he was twice told by "upper-level management" in the inspector general's office of the Department of Corrections not to pursue criminal charges against corrupt, high-ranking officials.
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#1 Mar 12, 2015
Anyone who believes that ANY agency IG is truly independent of internal agency pressure, management threats, or political interference, is just plain dumb or not paying attention. IG Investigative independence is an absolute fallacy.
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