Deputy Director Mike Perkins chose to retire on Thursday, August 4, 2016, and he gave no reason for his decision.JJ broke the story of the settlement on July 18. JJ reported:
Does MBN have a good ole boy culture of crude sexual jokes, harassment of female employees, and a dreaded "Perkins Scale"? that rates women based on looks? The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics settled a sexual harassment suit last month for undisclosed terms. MBN Special Projects Officer Mary Katherine Sullivan sued MBN on September 4, 2015 for alleged acts of sexual harassment committed by MBN Deputy Director Mike Perkins. Rest of post & copy of lawsuit.The two sides reached a settlement agreement on June 21. The Clarion-Ledger finally reported the settlement of the lawsuit on August 1. The rest of the lazy lapdog media in Jackson dutifully picked up the newspaper's "story". Mr. Perkins resigned three days later.