Pubdate: Mon, 06 Jul 2015
Source: Washington Post (DC)
Copyright: 2015 The Washington Post Company
Author: John Barrett


"FBI drug agent risked all to feed heroin habit" [front page, June 
29] was remarkable in that this disgraced felon showed no remorse for 
his crimes.

As a former FBI executive who retired from the Washington field 
office and a former superintendent of detectives for the Metropolitan 
Police Department, I find Matthew Lowry's criminal conduct 
outrageous. The FBI motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity." Mr. 
Lowry's actions were disloyal, cowardly and dishonorable to his 
country, the FBI, his family, the citizens of the District of 
Columbia and, lastly, himself.

Nowhere in the article did Mr. Lowry apologize for being responsible 
for the dismissal of criminal charges against 28 defendants. These 
defendants walked free as a result of the former agent's drug habit.

I have no animus toward Mr. Lowry, as I have never met him, but let's 
remember his failings and actions led him to become the felon that he is.

John Barrett, Alexandria
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