Congress criticizes how Coast Guard investigates harassment
By JENNIFER McDERMOTT
A congressional investigation released Wednesday has found that the U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations. It concludes that the service needs to make “significant improvements” in its policies and procedures to address harassment and bullying. Congress launched the 18-month investigation after questions were raised about how complaints were handled at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. A Coast Guard spokesman said the service has made changes this year to the way it handles allegations and will give any recommendations from Congress due consideration.
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