Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is renewing his criticism of the F-B-I and the I-N-S. A new audit finds the agencies finds at least 775 weapons were lost or stolen along with some 400 laptop computers, at least half of which may’ve contained sensitive information. Grassley blames discipline that’s -quote- “more lax than harsh.”Grassley says “heads have to roll, people have to be fired.”One agent reportedly left his gun in a phone booth — another left his gun in a backpack beside the car and drove away. Both reportedly only got stern letters. Grassley, a republican, says it’s a serious problem that has to be rectified.The audit finds the weapons and computers turned up missing between October of 1999 and January of this year. Grassley these problems at the F-B-I were supposed to have been addressed long ago.Grassley says an Inspector General’s report made common-sense recommendations that “should have been adopted years ago” by the F-B-I. Grassley is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which oversees the Justice Department.
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