Report: Agent who questioned Jewell may be punished
March 15, 1997
ATLANTA (CNN) -- The FBI agent who headed media relations of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing may get punished for his role in an interview of security guard Richard Jewell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Saturday.
The newspaper, citing unidentified FBI agents, said David Tubbs was informed that he may be suspended for 15 days without pay for his part in the interrogation. Tubbs would not comment on the proposal with the paper. FBI spokesmen in Washington and Atlanta also declined to comment.
The report did not specify what authorities had deemed improper about the interview.
Jewell's lawyers contend FBI agents tricked Jewell into talking to agents who claimed they wanted his help in making a training video, the paper said. One person was killed and more than 100 others injured in the July 27 blast. Jewell, once a focus of the investigation, was cleared in October.
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