Official Accused Of Dover Misconduct Has Resigned

Published March 2, 2012 8:27PM (EST)

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three officials accused of mismanaging the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware has resigned.

He is Quinton Keel, who was a supervisor at the mortuary that handles the nation's war dead and certain other remains.

The three officials are accused of mismanagement between 2008 and 2010 that led to some portions of war remains being lost.

The Office of Special Counsel — an independent federal investigative agency — said Friday that Keel had resigned. It said it is talking to senior Air Force officials about disciplinary action against the two others accused in the matter. Those actions are expected to be worked out and announced by mid-March.

The Office of Special Counsel also has accused the three officials of retaliating against Dover whistleblowers.

By Salon Staff

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