There was a
series of investigations
and judicial proceedings
following the revelations of
The Inspector General
and the Naval
issues a 2000 page
report vividly detailing a drunken scene
at Tailhook '91 where dozens of women were
accosted and sexually molested. The report
provoked more outrage and a call
for more investigation.
In August of 1992 the Pentagon's
Inspector General launched a
set of investigations.
The Pentagon's Inspector General
issues a very critical report on the
Navy's inquiry saying senior Navy
officials deliberately undermined
their own investigation to avoid bad
publicity, and ignored the
senior officers at Tailhook.
The second part of the Pentagon's
Inspector General report was issued
and stated that the investigative
files of at least 140 officers were
being referred to the military services
for possible disciplinary action for
indecent exposure, assault, conduct
unbecoming an officer and lying to
Pentagon investigators under oath.
However, both the Pentagon and
Navy's prosecutorial methods were
criticized, in particular, the practice
of granting immunity to a number of junior
officers which allowed some guilty junior
officers to escape prosecution. In addition
there was evidence of questionable interview
techniques, careless interview reporting and
inappropriate questions asked e.g. queries
regarding sexual histories and behaviors.
There was at least one officer
'implicated' and punished despite
his insistence he wasn't at
Tailhook '91 - which was later verified.