Metro Inspector General wants independence

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metro logoWASHINGTON — Metro’s Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington wants to take steps to ensure his office’s independence from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority management, and he has some ideas as to what those steps should be.

Cherrington said he plans to propose amendments to the resolution that governs the Office of Inspector General and its employees that would solidify its independence from the rest of WMATA

“I can’t say this strong enough, because I don’t want this to be twisted. I’m not arguing with the way Metro has its policy instructions,” Cherrington said. "Government agencies and quasi- government agencies need policy instructions, they need regulations, so people know what they can and cannot do. It’s just some of that policy instruction can’t apply to this office because we need more tools and we need a business model that supports an independent OIG.”

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