(CNSNews.com) - The Department of Justice has declined to prosecute a Drug Enforcement Agency special agent who “provided false statements under oath” to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice about a subordinate who “apparently engaged in sexual activity in a public park,” according to a summary of the case released by the IG.
“The Department of Justice Office (DOJ) of Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of information alleging that a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), since retired, had contact with a local police officer after the officer observed the ASAC apparently engaged in sexual activity in a public park,” said the IG’s summary.
“The ASAC was on annual leave on that date,” said the summary.
“During the course of the investigation, the OIG found indications that the ASA’s immediate supervisor, the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), failed to properly report the ASAC’s contact with the local police to the DEA Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), and provided false statements during his OIG interview concerning the ASAC’s conduct.
“The OIG investigation found that by apparently engaging in sexual activity in a public park, the ASAC failed to act in a professional manner as a DEA employee, in violation of federal regulation and DEA policy,” said the summary.
“The OIG investigation further found that the SAC failed to properly report to DEA OPR the ASAC’s contact with local police; showed favoritism to the ASAC by not reporting the incident to DEA OPR, which would have allowed for an impartial review of the incident; and provided false statement under oath to the OIG concerning his knowledge of the allegations involving the ASAC, all in violation of federal regulations and policies,” said the IG’s summary.
“Prosecution of the SAC was declined,” said the IG’s summary.
“The OIG has completed its investigation and provided its report to the DEA for appropriate action,” said the summary.