Department of Justice Inspector General Says Agency Has 'Systemic' Problem

December 28, 2017
Updated 1mo ago

The Department of Justice's Inspector General says that mishandling of sexual harassment complaints is a systemic problem. The Inspector's office found that complaints were mishandled in multiple instances. The report pointed to a number of cases where perpetrators did not receive proper punishment.

Liz Wolfe, Managing Editor at Young Voices, breaks down the report. In a dozen cases investigated by the Inspector General, high level officials were let off the hook without receiving a serious enough punishment. Some officials even received work-related awards and acknowledgements while being accused of sexual harassment.

The sexual harassment issues at the DOJ are just a few of many that have come to light this year. Allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein set off a chain reaction through many industries and sparked the viral #MeToo movement.