Air Force Commander Broke Rules In Investigation, IG Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2013, 8:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense’s Inspector General said in a report released Tuesday that a former commander in the Air Force reserves had violated Air Force rules by appointing his own inspector general to investigate complaints in one of the units he oversaw.

The January 2012 report, redacted and released Tuesday, substantiates the allegation against Major General Frank J. Padilla, then-commander of the 10th Air Force. Padilla is now the Air Force’s deputy inspector general and is set to retire Dec. 1.

According to the report,...
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