A report detailing the findings of an investigation by the Justice Department
into the much-heralded CIA-Crack cocaine connection, will not be released
as scheduled, but the department insists that it will be released eventually.
Janet Reno's office, which made the decision to withhold the report, cited
a never-before invoked law , which allows the withholding of the results
of an internal investigation due to "law enforcement concerns."
(You can find the text of this law, "The Inspector General Act of
1978" at http://www.doc.gov/oig/info/igact78.htm).
A Justice Department spokesman told the San Jose Mercury News, "It's
not that the report is invalid, or will have to be changed, or will never
see the light of day. It's simply a decision to delay it until the law
enforcement concerns abate."
The first volume of a CIA report on its own internal investigation into
the allegations was released this week. As expected, it finds that allegations
of ties by CIA operatives and agents to drug dealing in California are
without merit. The second volume of the report, to be released soon, is
expected to say much the same thing.
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Issue #27, 1/30/98
Please Respond! Recovered Addict Arrested and Incarcerated for Fleeing Treatment -- in 1972! | Officials in Oakland, San Francisco Oppose Federal Efforts to Close Medical Marijuana Outlets | ...and Mendocino County Sends Even A Stronger Message | Florida's Cabinet Votes to Oppose Medical Marijuana Initiative | High School Libraries Censor Marijuana Research Book Despite Wide Scientific Praise | Penn State Professor Stages Second Protest -- and is Assaulted by Campus Police Chief | 44 Ohio Cops Charged with Drug-Corruption | Reno Delays Release of CIA/Crack Cocaine Report | Former Mexican Governor Arrested for Money Laundering | Drugs for Arms in Northern Ireland | Former Scotland Yard Drug Chief Urges Legalization of Drugs | Link of the Week: The Chicago Police are Looking for a Few Good Snitches | Editorial: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Death of Common Sense
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