Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996

a) Allegation of persons checking cars for
"niggers" and OIG findings

A Treasury agent reported hearing someone late at night call for cars to be searched for "niggers." This witness, who at the time of the 1994 Roundup was a Treasury employee, made the identical claim for the 1991 event: [ / At the time of the 1991 Roundup he was employed by DOJ. ] late at night after returning from local bars at approximately 2 or 3 a.m. he heard someone say, "Check those cars for niggers." He said he did not see the individual, know if this person was an official attendee of the Roundup, investigate whether anyone actually checked any cars, or report it to anyone.

We are troubled by the fact that the Treasury employee did not report these allegations of racism until his third interview. It was also surprising that he made identical claims regarding two Roundups three years apart and was unable to provide any distinguishing details about either incident. Nor did he provide information that would have enabled us to corroborate his claims. As he did not undertake any investigation at the time, we again have no further information about this alleged conduct. We received no other reports of such activity in this year. We thus have insufficient information to make any conclusions about whether such conduct occurred.