New evidence comes in the wake of scathing independent audit, underscoring why former Special Assistant United States Attorney and Whistleblower Aid Client came forward.
An independent audit of the Johnson City Police Department’s (JCPD) handling of sexual assault cases revealed systemic deficiencies in line with those reported by Kateri Dahl, former Special Assistant United States Attorney, represented by Whistleblower Aid. Ms. Dahl raised concerns about this pattern of investigative misconduct relating to sexual assault victims, and her disclosure is now supported by this independent audit.
The U.S. Senate voted today to confirm Eric Garcetti as U.S. Ambassador to India despite well-documented allegations that Garcetti enabled and covered up persistent sexual abuse by a top aide and lied about it under oath. Whistleblower Aid had urged Senators of both parties to reject the nomination, briefing them on the extensive evidence underlying the allegations and serving as legal counsel to Naomi Seligman, a former communications director to Garcetti, who made a powerful appeal to senators earlier this week on CNN.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13:8 in support of advancing the nomination of former L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. Ambassador to India. The vote comes after more than 600 days of delays and shortly after Senator Rubio placed a hold on the nomination, complicating Garcetti’s path to a floor vote by the full Senate. Rubio cited Garcetti “ignor[ing] credible sexual assault accusations in his prior office,” echoing concerns expressed by senators on both sides of the aisle.
Whistleblower Aid, which has led the charge in demonstrating how former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti covered up sexual harassment and abuse in his office and lied about it under oath, welcomed Senator Rubio’s announcement today that he is putting a hold on Garcetti’s nomination as U.S. Ambassador to India.
In the wake of reports that the Biden administration is renominating Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India, despite his failure over almost eighteen months to secure Senate confirmation, Whistleblower Aid CEO Libby Liu issued the following statement: “Renominating Eric Garcetti does a grave disservice to victims and survivors of workplace sexual harassment who have documented how, as mayor of Los Angeles…
Whistleblower Aid represents Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who served as Security Lead on Twitter’s senior executive team until January 2022. In July, on Mudge’s behalf, Whistleblower Aid filed lawful, protected disclosures with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and with committees of jurisdiction in Congress concerning Twitter, Inc.
Whistleblower Aid is proud to announce that Naomi Seligman, a nationally recognized leader in strategic communications and accountability, is joining the organization in the new role of Vice President of External Affairs, effective immediately. Seligman will work with whistleblowers to help maximize the impact of their disclosures and press for accountability from the organizations and agencies where they have exposed wrongdoing.
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