Former FBI agent Steve Moore was the Case Agent in charge of the investigation of the bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi Pakistan, as seen here. Moore was fired Tuesday from his job at Pepperdine University for speaking out publicly on , in his view, the innocence on West Seattle UW student Amanda Knox, serving 26 years in an Italian prison for murder.
Former FBI agent Steve Moore fired for speaking out for Amanda Knox
Deputy director of Public Safety at Pepperdine fired Sept. 28
FBI agent Steve Moore, a Los Angeles resident, told the West Seattle Herald he was fired Tuesday after refusing to stop speaking out in support of Amanda Knox on national television and radio. He was deputy director of Public Safety at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. His supervisors were concerned that he was endangering students in Pepperdine's Florence, Italy program.
Moore believes West Seattle UW student Amanda Knox was falsely accused and convicted of the murder of her college roommate Meredith Kercher Nov. 1, 2007 and feels his background in forensics and murder investigations backs up his claim.
The West Seattle Herald reported on Moore's recent trip to Seattle here:
Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Steve Moore told the West Seattle Herald that, regarding threats from Pepperdine to fire him, "They brought up different reasons at different times. They said this was taking too much of my work time when in actuality it was taking none of my work time. I think they had a short fall of moral courage. I'm not totally going to let sleeping dogs lie, but I'm not ready to say yet how I will react to my dismissal.
"I didn't take this stand because I had somewhere else to go," he continued. "I took it in spite of having no where else to go. I used to fly helicopters, and have other skills I may pursue in the job market. I am going to do anything to make my mortgage. I had the option of stopping (the media appearances) and continuing with Pepperdine when I was warned, so why would I stop now? That is how much I believe Amanda Knox is innocent. This has only encouraged me."
The West Seattle Herald would also like to clear up some confusion that has come up in certain comments posted on the above article. There is an author, also named Steve Moore, who writes about the FBI, CIA, and the 9/11 attack. Apparently some readers have mistaken that Steve Moore with the veteran FBI agent.