FBI: Trouble on the Taco Circuit

Trouble on the "Taco Circuit"

The FBI's sorry record in race relations was reaffirmed in September when a federal court in El Paso found that the bureau had systematically assigned Hispanic agents to low-level duties known as the "taco circuit." The court warned that it might impose reforms on the agency's promotions system. Now FBI supervisors may be making matters worse: lawyers for 20 of the 311 agents involved in the suit went to court last week to charge that a number of those involved in the case had been removed from their duties or harassed in other ways.

Bernardo Perez, now assistant head of the...

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