Whistleblower Profiles

HuffPost: Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report

Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Justice Department effectively ceased its civil rights investigation into the 2014 police killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy in Cleveland, reported The New York Times. The DOJ brought to a halt [...]

Law & Crime: Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report

Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. There’s new scrutiny against the Department of Justice for reportedly ending its civil rights probe into the 2014 police shooting of Tamir Rice, 12. Supervisors took two years to respond to [...]

Marie Claire: Forced Sterilizations Are America’s Best-Kept Secret

Forced Sterilizations Are America's Best-Kept Secret This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Over the past decade, award-winning director Erika Cohn has investigated a horrific abuse that's one of America's best-kept secrets: forced sterilization. The procedure, considered a form of modern-day eugenics that's historically been associated with Nazi Germany and [...]

Government Executive: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. House and Senate lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation this week that would formally authorize the inspector general community’s website. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced the “Oversight.gov Authorization Act" on Monday and Reps. [...]

The New York Times: Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department decided more than a year ago to effectively shut down its civil-rights investigation into the high-profile killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy carrying a pellet [...]

NBC News: Trump admin dismantles ‘firewall’ for editorial independence at U.S.-funded media outlets

Trump admin dismantles 'firewall' for editorial independence at U.S.-funded media outlets This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A senior U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has scrapped a federal regulation designed to protect the editorial independence of Voice of America and other U.S.-funded media outlets, amid accusations he is [...]

Voice of America: USAGM CEO Criticized Over Move to Rescind Firewall Regulation

USAGM CEO Criticized Over Move to Rescind Firewall Regulation This article features our client Grant Turner and was originally published here. Republican and Democratic lawmakers sharply criticized the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media for his late-night action to repeal a rule meant to protect the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded news [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Former EPA Official Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit

Former EPA Official Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit This article features our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. A former official who worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sued the agency and the Department of Energy (DOE) alleging whistleblower retaliation, according to an October 21 article from E&E News. Kevin Chmielewski filed the lawsuit on [...]

The Washington Post: More immigration detainees allege subpar gynecological care at Georgia facility

More immigration detainees allege subpar gynecological care at Georgia facility This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A team of medical experts has said it supports calls for an investigation into an immigrant detention center in rural Georgia, after the group examined thousands of pages of medical records for women [...]

The Guardian: At least 19 women allege medical abuse at Ice detention center in Georgia

At least 19 women allege medical abuse at Ice detention center in Georgia This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. At least 19 women have now alleged that they were subject to medical abuse, including forced surgeries, while detained at an Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (Ice) center in the state [...]

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