inspector general


Definition of inspector general

: a person who heads an inspectorate or a system of inspection (as of an army)

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The city’s inspector general released a report in 2018 arguing that CPD officers were not being sufficiently trained in the specifics of working in the city’s public school environments. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Chicago Police Are Facing a Lawsuit After Video Showed Officers Beating 16-Year-Old Dnigma Howard," 12 Apr. 2019 Officials from the Justice Department and the Transportation Department inspector general’s office are looking into how Boeing developed the aircraft, which has been involved in two fatal crashes within five months. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "U.S. Federal Investigators Probe Boeing 737 MAX Development Choices," 19 Mar. 2019 Expected to appear are acting FAA administrator Daniel Elwell, Department of Transportation inspector General Calvin Scovel and National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt. Seattle Times Business Staff, The Seattle Times, "Monday Memo: Apple event, Seattle-area home price data, Senate panel’s FAA hearing, Lyft trading debut," 25 Mar. 2019 Following a full investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s inspector general, what senior officials believed to be a cyberattack on their filing system last May was not a cyberattack at all. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC prior to net neutrality ruling," 7 Aug. 2018 The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general and Customs and Border Protection are leading the probe, according to the Times. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: House Democrats list states with weakest election security in new report," 13 July 2018 Shulkin was pushed out of office in late March amid challenges from the VA's inspector general over the secretary's acceptance of Wimbledon tickets during a 2017 trip to Europe and other concerns. Lindsay Wise And Mark Davis, kansascity, "Cerner’s $10 billion, no-bid VA contract finally signed despite critical report | The Kansas City Star," 17 May 2018 Photo: Mike Shum/Frontline/WSJ The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the IHS, opened a criminal investigation. Gabe Johnson, WSJ, "A Pedophile Doctor Drew Suspicions for 21 Years. No One Stopped Him.," 8 Feb. 2019 The inspector general does not exist to disprove presidential conspiracy theories, or even legitimize them by investigating them in the first place. Murray Waas, Vox, "Exclusive: Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker was counseling the White House on investigating Clinton," 9 Nov. 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inspector general

: a person who is in charge of a group of inspectors or a system of inspection

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