Meet the Whistleblower

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jane Turner led efforts to force the FBI to provide protection for child sex crime victims on North Dakota Indian Reservations. In retaliation for exposing FBI failures within its child crime program, Ms. Turner was removed from her position. A federal jury vindicated her in a historic 2007 verdict in her Title VII discrimination case.

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto won a five year legal battle against the FBI in which a jury awarded Ms. Turner the maximum compensatory damages permitted under Title VII. The total recovery, costs, fees and damages awarded exceeded $1.5 million.

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto also assisted Ms. Turner in raising allegations of theft at the World Trade Center Ground Zero by FBI agents.  These allegations led to an investigation by the Department of Justice Inspector General. The IG Investigation Report found that there had been misconduct by FBI agents and led to new agency regulations preventing the taking of souvenirs from crime scenes.

Read an extensive interview with Ms. Turner here.


Articles from the Archives:

Timberjay: FBI whistleblower recounts her experiences

City Pages: Special Agent Jane Turner vs. The FBI – interview

Star-tribune: Ex-agent wins lawsuit against FBI

Pioneer Press: Whistleblower awarded $565,000 in 2001 sexual discrimination case

Star Tribune: Senator demands FBI explain actions against St. Paul whistleblower

Pioneer Press: The Open case of agent Turner

Related Documents:

Turner v. Gonzales 421 F.3d 688

Turner v. Gonzales 01-1407 JMR/ AlB

For more about Jane Turner, visit her page at Whistleblowers.org here. 

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