Thursday, January 13, 2011

From the "Good things happen…" file.

The last time we checked in on the case of U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers, suspended by the Bush II administration for telling the truth, she'd been abruptly fired in circumstances that could be seen as retaliation for her appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board.

I confess that I had lost track as the case moved out of the headlines and into the realm of bureaucrats and attorneys, but Chief Chambers, with the confidence of a righteous cause and a faith in our system of laws born of years of service to that system, pressed on. Mike Licht reports the outcome...
The Merit Systems Protection Board has ordered the Park Police to reinstate Chief Chambers by month’s end. The Board also ordered NPS to reimburse her for legal fees and restore her pay retroactive to July 2004.
Congratulations to Chief Chambers! Her confidence was clearly well founded. It's good to see her faith rewarded.

I urge the Obama administration to accept the justice of this result and implement it with dispatch.

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