MR. HENKE: Okay. I’m trying to understand if your organization is really — my sense is a Good Housekeeping stamp of approval without the Good Housekeeping. And I’m not being facetious there. I really want to understand what teeth are in your code of conduct. You go to great lengths in your statement to talk about your standards of conduct, committee, and how anyone can file a complaint. That’s anyone, right, any member company, any journalist, any NGO?
MR. BROOKS: You can file a complaint based on our code of conduct — yes, you can.
MR. HENKE: Has anyone yet — since September 1st since POGO went public with these — this gross misconduct — has any complaint been filed against ArmorGroup, WSI, or Wackenhut?
MR. BROOKS: At this point we don’t reveal those complaints until later in the process, and –
MR. HENKE: You won’t tell us here today — (inaudible)?
MR. BROOKS: I’d rather not — yeah.
MR. HENKE: You won’t tell us, or you’d rather not?
MR. BROOKS: I would rather not, to be quite frank. (Inaudible) –
MR. HENKE: (Inaudible) –
MR. BROOKS: We try and keep the system –
MR. HENKE: Have you filed a complaint?
MR. BROOKS: I don’t file — (inaudible) –
MR. HENKE: Has the organization?
MR. BROOKS: — on behalf of the organization, I won’t.
MR. HENKE: Okay. I’m filing a complaint now.
MR. BROOKS: Okay. I will send you information on the filing process.
MR. HENKE: Now I’m in your system and I want to see what happens to this code of conduct in your Standards Committee.
MR. BROOKS: (Inaudible) — complaint moves forward, and –
MR. HENKE: I’m filing the complaint against ArmorGroup for their gross misconduct and the violation of your organization’s code of conduct.
MR. : Bob, can I just interject just quickly? I would like you to answer the question for the question. I understand if you want to do it. I’d like you to answer whether there is presently on file –
MR. BROOKS: To be honest
MR. : — a complaint against either ArmorGroup, WSI, or Wackenhut.
MR. BROOKS: To be honest, I’d have to actually check the policy on that, but I would prefer — (inaudible) –
MR. : Check the policy on whether there is a complaint? MR. BROOKS: No, on the revealing of the complaint if there is a complaint, because — (inaudible) –
MR. : I would like for you to just take a minute before we end this hearing, check the policy, and get back to us.
MR. BROOKS: No, you know what? I’ll tell you right now at the risk of annoying my membership, but there’s been no complaint to date on ArmorGroup or Wackenhut — (inaudible).
MR. : No complaints to date at all?
MR. BROOKS: No, not — but these complaints usually take some time before they actually do come in. On our side –
MR. : Yeah.
MR. BROOKS: — it’s an ethics complaint rather than a – MR. : It’s been 13 days, and no one, much less a member company, has said there’s something wrong here. I want to complain?
MR. BROOKS: That’s — (inaudible).
MR. : How many members do you have?
MR. BROOKS: We have 64 members currently.
MR. : Sixty‐four member companies. No one’s said a word.
MR. BROOKS: Well, they said a word.
MR. BROOKS: Well, I’m sure they’re talking about it.
MR. : Nobody’s filed a formal complaint.
MR. BROOKS: Yeah.
MR. : Nobody’s filed a complaint. I just think that’s egregious. It just doesn’t — I mean, I — this distinction of –
MR. BROOKS: Keep in mind most of the complaints come from outside the association, and –
MR. : Like mine just did.
MR. BROOKS: Yeah.