Just days after giving an interview with the Washington Post in which she revealed low staffing levels, U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers received a notice proposing her termination based upon a collection of charges that were simultaneously absurd, illegal, inaccurate and petty.
On December 5, 2003, Deputy Park Service Director Donald Murphy asked Chief Chambers to surrender her gun and badge, placed her on administrative leave and ordered her not to speak any further with the media.
The political gang at Interior tried to discredit Chief Chambers by planting false rumors, leaking misleading portions of confidential reports and intimidating internal supporters from speaking out.
PEER joined the fight to reinstate Chief Chambers and after an eight-year legal battle, helped win her restoration as Chief of the U.S. Park Police.
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