She says the Coast Guard whitewashed her sex abuse complaint — then nudged her out the door

ARLINGTON, Va. — When she joined in 2013, Monique Garbutt embodied much of what Coast Guard leadership wants in today’s service — a hard-working, college-educated, tech-savvy African American woman who brought skill and diversity to the ranks. She exited in just six years after a man she said sexually assaulted her received a light penalty and she fought to find out why. “I trusted the system, I did,” said Garbutt, choking back tears. “There’s a difference between justice and pacification, and what they gave me was pacification.” Her promising career as an IT network expert at the Cyber Comman…

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