A government police officer who pleaded guilty to attempting to make meth at a federal facility in Maryland was also having sex on the job, according to an ongoing investigation by a House committee.
Christopher Bartley, who worked as a police officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), tried to make methamphetamine at a facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in July causing an explosion.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is investigating the incident, seeking badge records in the months leading up to the explosion. During the investigation, the Committee uncovered evidence of a “pattern of misconduct and mismanagement at NIST Police Services.”
The committee learned that prior to the meth explosion, managers were aware that Bartley was having sex while on duty and promoted him anyway.