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Investigators warn of lax security at government buildings
“Federal employees and facilities are extremely vulnerable to attack” from criminal and terrorist elements, he told a congressional hearing.
Mr. Wright, president of Local 918 of the American Federation of Government Employees, told The Washington Times he believes part of the problem lies with arguments over jurisdiction. FPS law enforcement personnel, he said, were turned away during the Navy Yard shooting in September.
“Our guys were showing up and they were not allowed to go in,” Mr. Wright said. “If we’re lawfully present and there’s killing happening, then you need to let the law enforcement officers that are trained and equipped to go in and do what we do.”
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Phillip Swarts is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covering fiscal waste, fraud and political ethics. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Washington Guardian. Phillip can be reached at email@example.com.
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