Judge Dimisses Blue Grass Army Depot Whistle Blower's Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An administrative law judge has dismissed
the case of a former worker at Blue Grass Army Depot who claimed he
lost his security clearance after raising safety concerns to his
superiors.
Donald Van Winkle worked at the Richmond depot monitoring the
chemical weapons stockpiles stored there. Van Winkle's allegations
about safety violations at the depot in central Kentucky sparked
several investigations, including a criminal examination by a grand
jury.
But Van Winkle lost his own case Monday. Administrative law
judge Thomas Phalen found the depot didn't act improperly when it
suspended, then revoked, Van Winkle's security clearance.
Van Winkle sued for monetary damages. The judge heard his case
in November 2007.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by John Location: Kentucky on Dec 9, 2008 at 04:33 AM
    This is what most of law enforcement will do, they always side with the company instead of the working man!
  • by A Location: L on Dec 9, 2008 at 01:54 AM
    Of course gov policy is to find itself at no fault. The place could kill half the county and theyd still find that they followed policy.

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