FBI special agent in charge Teresa Carlson briefs reporters on the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in 2012. / Darren Hauck, Getty Images
WASHINGTON - The FBI's former top agent in Milwaukee used "extremely poor judgment'' when she allegedly attempted to influence the testimony of an agent in a discrimination lawsuit, a Justice Department review concluded.
She also allegedly admonished another agent for his comments to FBI inspectors examining the bureau's handling of the 2012 Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin, according to the report.
The review, released Wednesday by Justice's inspector general, criticized the conduct of Teresa Carlson, acting deputy assistant director, and referred the findings to the FBI for possible disciplinary or administrative sanctions.
The discrimination lawsuit filed against the government involved an Army veteran who complained that the loss of his left hand in a grenade explosion had wrongly disqualified him from a spot as an agent candidate in the FBI Academy.
An agent who was called to testify in the matter said Carlson suggested in part that his testimony should support the FBI's position.
Carlson, according to the inspector general's report, disputed the agent's account and denied telling the agent that his testimony should be favorable to the FBI.
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