Video footage from a Dec. 22 robbery at a convenience store in Bay Point, California, shows Air Force veteran Mark Kasprowicz being pistol-whipped by an armed robber. (CBS San Francisco)
An Air Force veteran credited his quick reaction to his military training after he shot and killed an armed robber who pistol-whipped him and stole money from the cash register of the Bay Point, California convenience store where he was working.
While the news may be abuzz with stories about Conan, the hero dog on the Delta Force raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, there's another canine who's been quietly serving behind the scenes: Ricochet.
A special Veterans Affairs office created in 2017 to protect whistleblowers and punish incompetent or corrupt VA employees has been a colossal failure, according to a blistering investigation released Thursday by the VA's inspector general.
The report comes as the VA district that includes Georgia replaced top leadership last month and the main regional hospital in Decatur for military veterans undergoes an investigation of medical practices amid widespread problems. Regional VA employees lodged close to 300 complaints with the inspector general in the last two years, ranging from retaliation against employees by superiors to abuse of authority.