ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK
Mr. Jones and Mr. Brandon and Mr. Turk,
As you struggle to regain control of an agency that is failing in almost every capacity, re-establish trust and support of the field and the public at large, and then under ANY
circumstances or with ANY
minute justification, you decide it prudent to promote SAC Micahel Gleysteen in ANY
capacity? ALL of us took a deep breath when you promoted Larry Ford, Mc Mahon, allowed Hoover, Chait, Newell, Gillete and Voth to remain in ANY
leadership positions. But upon greater thought, you somewhat decisively admitted these poor decisions and reversed them. THEN
you turn around and promote John Torres who has committed so many integrity violations, OPSEC violations, employee abuses and YES a formal finding of discrimination, (which if you hadn’t read it, our disciplinary Matrix demands TERMINATION
on first offense). We choke that one down assuming there is a big picture we do NOT understand. Then Marvin Richardson, Lack of candor to the OIG, well documented promoted???????? Again, we don’t control HQ, YOU DO. But we noticed that one. Gillette remains in a position with a gun and badge, which in and of itself, with the documentation ON RECORD that you posses in the Dobyns dispute should have him pending termination. We continue to shake our collective heads starting to question your judgments. Not your authority to make such judgments, just the judgments themselves. You have a few minor successes with removing the abusive Eleanor Loos clones from LE oversight positions, promoting Sweetow, and putting in place Zellar and Leschault, so we again take a deep breath. Yes the continued absence of ASAC Charley Smith in a definitive leadership position after all he has contributed to the Agency does raise an awful lot of eyebrows. You remove Crenshaw and reinstate him so fast everybody’s head is spinning. Technicality or not, you HAVE the authority to place him in a position commensurate with his abuses and personal integrity lapses, and show the field that sort of conduct WILL NOT be tolerated by our leadership. This is a small Bureau, and we all know his history, his integrity violations and cannot be expected to Support or follow you blindly when you are willing to authorize these sorts of actions.
And at the very moment you bring a field agent Committee into HQ to maneuver through the nightmare Sullivan, Melson, Domenech, Hoover and Carter left you, thereby acknowledging you NEED our help, you then announce Mike Gleysteen as a DAD? You are in possession (as I personally provided you, and the OSC and previously IA and the OIG said documentation), (EXCEPT FOR THAT WHICH YOUR OWN ATTORNEYS SOUGHT PROTECTIVE ORDERS ON SHOULD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THE DEPTH OF OUR CORRUPTION), of documented and sworn evidence as well as historical statistics related to Mr. Gleysteens lack of personal integrity, false statements, incompetence and a major hand in the decimation of the San Francisco Field Division in concert with SACs Vido, Torres and Martin. You possess his personal sworn statements which carried a collective 70+ “I don’t know and I don’t recall” related directly to significant ATF policies and procedures. His soliciting of protective programs personnel to falsify the facts surrounding the willful destruction of ATF badge’s, secreting the willful destruction from the Agent, his superiors and HQ. Yes those badges cost money and they are the symbol of what we are. You hold documentation of his failure to report such violations and you have been provided personally PROOF positive of false and misleading testimony in administrative hearings, EEOC declarations and in U.S. District court. This includes but is NOT limited to mounds of emails misleading OWCP and HQ ELRB personnel.
Yes this is “lack of Candor"
, false and misleading statements and YES LIES
. Is it prudent that we have a DAD whose ONLY answer to his actions over and over is, “That’s what counsel told me to do”? Yes, much of what is contained in this letter is related to my personal grievance with the agency, HOWEVER, over 25 ATF personnel left the San Francisco field division on his watch, and the reason this concerns all of us, is we cant remember 25 people EVER leaving ATF much less from one division in a several year period. You, (ATF leadership) paid, negotiated or settled significant employee disputes on his watch, several which were very costly monetarily and ethically, (See Tokos, Taylor, Carmen).
Mr. Gleysteen has minimal if ANY significant field experience with NO prior law Enforcement experience and this is the BEST our Bureau has the offer? Yes Sirs, that is a QUESTION. Hence the title of this topic post.