Feds’ $3M grant to Penn raises questions about transparency

After 19 months at the helm of the National Institute of Justice, Greg Ridgeway quit last summer to join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Just days before he left, NIJ gave one of his new colleagues at Penn a $3 million grant.

Ridgeway, who recused himself from Penn’s funding request, said the timing of the grant award and his Ivy League hiring was coincidental. While he’s now associated with the Penn Injury Science Center, Ridgeway said, he doesn’t even know its assistant director Douglas Wiebe, the lead investigator for the NIJ-funded project.  Continue>>>