Exactly. It doesn’t matter whether she was aware of them or not, because it happened under her watch. That’s how the Klingons convicted Captain Kirk in Star Trek IV!
I thought star trek iv was the one about the whales??
Now in Star Trek IV, Kirk and the rest of the crew were on trial for disobeying the Federation. He was reduced in rank from Admiral to Captain and given command of the newly built Starship Enterprise. It seemed that saving the Earth from destruction made them give him a lenient sentence.