Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Law Would Better Protect Whistle-blowers

"Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said Tuesday that if the state had an independent Inspector General's Office, Connecticut whistle-blowers would be better protected when they complain about wrongdoing."

McKinney says, "Under current law, there is an inherent perception problem that intimidates potential whistle-blowers." He added, "As long as whistle-blower charges are handled by the same office responsible for defending state agencies against whistle-blower complaints, people are going to be afraid to come forward when they have witnessed abuses of power." Read more.

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