The department was headed by Director Alfred Carr, who was accused of staging cape fights, leading to further allegations of collusion with villainous gangs and backroom dealings, circumventing usual PRT channels for income and pocketing proceeds for himself.
Carr's actions greatly damaged the PRT at a time where trust in the organization was already low, and the Baltimore department underwent a complete restructuring as a result, with Carr being replaced.
Allegations against PRT Director Alfred Carr have borne fruit. After initial allegations of staged cape fights came up, a flood of further details arose, suggesting collusion with villainous gangs and backroom dealing, circumventing usual PRT channels for income and pocketing proceeds for himself. This series of revelations comes when public opinion regarding the PRT is already low, and assurances that the department will be restructured have done little to placate critics of the government-funded parahuman management organization... - Department Sixty-Four, PRT Quest thread ii p66
↑“That’s a shame,” Wedge says. “I’d hoped you’d be able to find the time. You have to understand, we’re not established, we’ve had two minor wins and one ‘loss’, if we’re talking about the scale of the crimes, the train robbery, the Bratva at the docks, and the factory robbery where we apprehended Dredge. The victory over the Bratva wasn’t technically our victory, so it’s a wash. Public sentiment is fairly neutral, leaning slightly against us. Part of that has to do with greater issues in the PRT, the scandal that saw a lot of people leaving, and recent stories of corruption.”
↑Not Baltimore. Baltimore is changing hands, undergoing a complete restructuring, but she would be the worst possible fit, especially with the reservations you’ve already heard. - Department Sixty-Four, PRT Quest thread ii p94