Push to Boost Diversity Backfires on FBI

Whoops—bureau's website features fired whistleblower agent
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2009 12:13 PM CDT
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) wants the inspector general of the Justice Department to look into an FBI agent's allegations of bias and retaliatory firing.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Luckily for the FBI, photos can't talk. The bureau's website promotes its American Indian/Alaskan Native diversity program with a picture of an agent who says she was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle about racial insensitivity, "In the Loop" columnist Al Kamen reports for the Washington Post. Sen. Chuck Grassley has called on the Justice Department to look into the agent's allegations of workplace bias.