- On March 26, 2015, the Depart of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) released a report titled, “The Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations by the Department’s Law Enforcement Components.”
- The DOJ OIG found systemic issues with the handling of sexual misconduct allegations, including allegations not being reported to headquarters, and disciplinary actions that did not adequately address the solicitation of prostitutes in jurisdictions where the conduct is legal or tolerated.
- Among other things, the report described allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents engaged in “sex parties” that involved prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Columbia.
- After the DOJ OIG released its report, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to DOJ personnel stating that employees are “prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex.”
- Due to a lack of cooperation from the DEA and FBI, the DOJ OIG also noted that relevant information was difficult to obtain during their investigation.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Michael Horowitz||Inspector General||US Department of Justice||Document|
|Kevin Perkins||Associate Deputy Director||Federal Bureau of Investigation||Document|
|Michele Leonhart||Administrator||Drug Enforcement Administration||Document|
|Final Report for the OIG's Review of the Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations by the Department of Justice||Document|
|Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement||Document|
|Attorney General Memo||Document|
|Leonhart Email on OIG Report March 26||Document|
|Redacted Emails Single||Document|