Are you a Giglio-impaired Law Enforcement Officer


As a federal law enforcement officer, one small misstep at work or in off-duty life could put your entire career at risk. Law enforcement officers are held to a high standard of honesty and credibility because of the need for public trust and confidence attendant to their job responsibilities, including testifying at criminal trials. See Hernandez v. Department of Homeland Security, 324 F. App’x 908, 911 (Fed. Cir. 2009). Officers must therefore be especially careful not to engage in any conduct that could even slightly damage their credibility. If an officer’s credibility is compromised, her ability to testify at trial is damaged, and her job is put at risk.

If you have any concerns that your honesty on a government document, or your conduct during the course of your employment might negatively impact your chances for securing or keeping a law enforcement position, contact Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC at 202-312-7100 or

Kathleen Kibler Mahoney, Esq.

Member & Managing Director

Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC, The Federal Employee’s Law Firm®

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