Saturday, July 3, 2010

Who watches the watchers?

You just know things are bad when you need to hire a watchdog to watch your watchdog.

Watchdog dismissed at Harris Sheriff's office
By CHRIS MORAN - Houston Chronicle

The man Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia hired to police his deputies was fired two months ago after an internal investigation concluded he was “preoccupied” with female subordinates and sought to entice them with favors.

It wasn’t the first time sheriff’s Maj. James Kirk faced an investigation that centered on his treatment of women, according to a report obtained through an open records request.

The Texas Rangers investigated a complaint of sexual harassment/official oppression by Kirk while he worked for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in 2003, according to the Harris sheriff’s internal investigation.

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