IG report on BATFE disciplinary matters
Just found an Inspector General's report on ATFE disciplinary matters. Major findings:
1. Many problems are not being reported. 47 of a group of 58 that were supposed to be reported to the Justice IG were not. For others, while a demotion or firing was decided upon, there was no record showing that it had actually been done.
2. Of 76 files where the agent was disciplined, 16 contained no documentation at all to show why, and not one showed a report of investigation.
3. ATF rules allow a supervisor to both bring charges and be the judge of those charges, which is done most of the time. It also has no consistent standards, so that each case is a law unto itself.
so, they appear to treat themselves and each other quite a bit like they treat law-abiding taxpayers. not a huge surprise, i guess, and if anything it might perversely be a good sign. i'd be more worried if they had a nicely regimented, well structured system for internal affairs, yet still insisted on treating the rest of us arbitrarily and haphazardly as they pleased.
Posted by: Nomen Nescio at January 29, 2007 06:59 PM
I wonder if there is any way for the shooting community and/or firearms business community to engage in regulatory capture of this organization.
Posted by: J Random American at January 30, 2007 09:58 AM
You have to be really old to remember when this conglomeration was mashed together. A whole bunch of bad boys that no one knew how to get rid of got thrown into the pot. Those bad boys and their heirs are still there.
Posted by: Max at January 30, 2007 10:39 AM