Jun 27, 2017

NAGE Leads Charge for Change

The former Police Chief at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is no longer employed with the Agency. According to reports, the chief recently resigned from his position.

“The chief’s departure hopefully means a change in the way our members and veterans are treated,” said NAGE National President David J. Holway.

President Holway had called on the hospital director to place the Chief on administrative leave until an inquiry was conducted.  President Holway stated that if the Director didn’t take immediate action, the Director should resign because “he would no longer have the moral authority to lead.”

The chief’s separation from the VA comes on the heels of NAGE President David J. Holway’s visit to the medical center in May, where he spoke with NAGE members and the press about the hostile work environment in the Roudebush VAMC Police Department. President Holway traveled to Indianapolis because of the numerous complaints filed against the Indianapolis VA in regards to discrimination and unfair treatment of African American employees in the police department.

President Holway also sat down with RTV, a local ABC station, to express his concerns about what he views as unacceptable treatment of NAGE members. To watch his interview click here.

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