Kathryn Watson of the Daily Caller explores the Obama administration’s record of prosecuting public corruption cases.

Federal watchdogs refer scores of criminal misconduct cases to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution each year, but many of the alleged perpetrators never see the inside of a courtroom.

Prosecution of public corruption reached a historic low under President Barack Obama as of 2014, with 16 percent fewer federal employee corruption cases in an average year during his presidency than under former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Prosecutions of government misconduct reached a 20-year low in 2015, according to new data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

Cases involving child pornography and solicitation for prostitution were among the most perplexing recent government employee criminal investigations the DOJ declined to prosecute, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.

Follow the “explores” link above to learn more about some of the more interesting cases that never headed to a courtroom.