Coast Guard Academy Official Demoted for Bullying

NEW LONDON, Conn. β€” The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has demoted the head of its business school following an investigation that found that he had bullied a subordinate.

An academy spokesman said that Capt. Kevin Lopes was removed as head of the Management Department in April β€œdue to a loss of confidence in his ability to effectively lead the department.”
The spokesman said the removal was β€œthe product of no single incident.”

Lopes remains a member of the faculty at the New London school.
Lopes did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment on Thursday.

The spokesman says the academy received a report on Jan. 30 of bullying involving Lopes and initiated an investigation. The investigation, which began Feb. 27 and was concluded by March 26, found Lopes guilty of bullying.

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