ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr on Leave After Accusations of Lewd Conduct
A scandal is rocking the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency as several ICE employees accuse Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr of making lewd comments and sexual advances. An investigation into those claims is now underway.
Brian Hale, ICE’s public affairs director, issued a statement saying:
“ICE has referred these allegations to the DHS Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility for review. Ms. Barr has voluntarily placed herself on leave pending the outcome of this review.”
Barr’s leave comes on the heels of two new affidavits from unnamed employees that are connected to a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed a few months ago against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano by James T. Hayes, Jr., who used to run ICE’s New York office. The suit charges that Napolitano favors her female employees. One of the affidavits references Ms. Barr allegedly telling a senior ICE employee, “You a sexy” (expletive deleted).