September 30, 2020

IRS Not Overly Concerned About Agents That Are a Little Clumsy with Their Sidearms

The latest treasure dug up by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration:

[Criminal Investigation's] firearms training and qualification requirements generally met or exceeded those of other Federal law enforcement agencies. However, TIGTA found that some CI special agents did not meet all firearms training and qualification requirements. Field office management did not always take consistent and appropriate actions when a special agent failed to meet the requirements because the guidance is vague. In addition, there is no national-level review of firearms training records to ensure that all special agents meet the qualification requirements. TIGTA also found that firearm discharge incidents were not always properly reported and that remedial training was not always required after accidental discharges due to special agent negligence. Lastly, procedures for securing a firearm after a discharge are not adequate.

I'm sure everything is under control.

[TIGTA via TaxProf]

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