Inquiry blisters Air Force Academy's sex-assault office

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Posted: Nov 28, 2017 4:02 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An internal investigation says an Air Force Academy office that was supposed to help sexual assault victims was crippled by infighting, poor management, rumors and shoddy record-keeping.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Sunday the investigation concluded the director of the office should be fired, but she resigned. The Gazette obtained a copy of the report under open records laws.

The report says former director Teresa Beasley spread rumors about personnel and failed to manage the office effectively. It says under Beasley's leadership, the office wasn't competent to advocate for victims.

No working phone number could be found for Beasley. She didn't immediately respond to a message left by The Associated Press through social media.

The Air Force report says Beasley told investigators that for years she did not lead or manage the office well.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com