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In 1986, Briggs served as the director of the Cetacean Institute in Sausalito on Earth. He ordered the return of George and Gracie to the ocean because the institute could no longer afford to keep them. This action caused him to get into an argument with assistant director Gillian Taylor. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Voyage Home)
Later that year, Briggs was questioned by Detective Chizum about Taylor's disappearance. Chizum initially felt that Briggs had been romantically involved with Taylor and killed her, but soon came to the conclusion that that wasn't the case. (TOS - Strange New Worlds VI short story: "Whales Weep Not")