A congressional investigation released Wednesday found that the Coast Guard leadership fell short on handling bullying and harassment allegations.
The report, released by the House Oversight and Reform and Homeland Security committees, discovered that the military did not properly and objectively investigate allegations of harassment and bullying and did not hold leadership accountable for falling short on the investigations. It also says retaliatory actions were taken against those making allegations.
Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) released the report, but the original investigation was launched in 2018 by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Thompson to look into complaints in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Academy.