November 30, 1988 |
A group opposed to the Administration's Central America policies sued the FBI Tuesday, seeking to bar use of information gathered during the agency's discredited investigation of the organization and to wrest control of files collected during the inquiry. In the suit, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador also challenged FBI Director William S.
June 4, 1988 |
An internal FBI report concludes that the bureau's investigation of opponents of Reagan Administration policies in Central America was too broad, government sources familiar with the review said Friday. The report said the anti-terrorism guidelines the bureau used to conduct the probe from 1983 to 1985 allowed the FBI to launch a widespread investigation and that those guidelines should be tightened, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.
July 15, 1989 |
The Senate Intelligence Committee charged Friday that a serious failure in FBI management led to an unwarranted anti-terrorism investigation of a domestic protest group, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. The panel criticized the FBI for investigating American groups opposed to U.S. policies in Central America and said the agency should purge its files.
February 24, 1988 |
Under fire from skeptical senators, a high-level FBI official Tuesday defended the agency's two-year surveillance of critics of U.S. Central American policy as a necessary but ultimately misguided attempt to deter terrorism. Oliver B. Revell, the bureau's executive assistant director of investigation, conceded, however, that a primary informant in the agency's anti-terrorism inquiry furnished many tips that eventually proved "blatantly false . . .
September 17, 1988 |
FBI Director William S. Sessions, in an unusual action, Friday invited persons and groups whose names were recorded in an FBI investigation of a group opposed to El Salvador's government to request that the listings be expunged from FBI files. Sessions issued the invitation in testimony before a House subcommittee that questioned him about the FBI's probe of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1987 |
A politically active young Salvadoran immigrant woman was kidnaped, raped and interrogated in Los Angeles earlier this week in what fellow activists charge may be the first Salvadoran death squad-style abduction in the United States. Police confirmed that the woman had been kidnaped and raped, but declined comment on political aspects of the incident.