CNN recently released a scathing report which reveals the blatant misconduct of FBI employees. The report reveals a culture of lurid behavior among employees, which includes a “rash of s*xting cases” where staff sent inappropriate texts and even photos.
Among the other outrageous behavior revealed in the report is the revelation that some FBI employees have bugged the offices of their bosses, sent nak*d pictures of themselves to their co-workers, dated drug dealers, and bought illegal drugs. Much of the s*xting was done on agency issued Blackberry devices, which are supposed to be used for agency business only.
“We’re hoping (that) getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors … you can’t do this stuff,” FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN this week. “When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it’s for official use. It’s not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress. That is not why we provide you an FBI BlackBerry.”
The disciplinary report was issued by the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
CNN provides a few examples of misconduct within the F.B.I.:
– One employee engaged in a “romantic relationship with former boyfriend (now husband) knowing he was a drug/user dealer. Employee also lied under oath when questioned during the administrative inquiry about her husband’s activities.”
– Another FBI worker “hid a recording device in supervisor’s office. In addition, without authorization, employee made copies of supervisor’s negative comments about employee that employee located by conducting an unauthorized search of the supervisor’s office and briefcase.” It said the employee “lied to investigators during (the) course of the administrative inquiry.”
The FBI maintains that the majority of its staff and agents behave honorably, and that the ratio of disciplinary issues among FBI agents are among the lowest in the federal government and private sector