ATF emails in agent’s shooting death

Two days after U.S. Bor­der Patrol Agent Bri­an A. Terry was killed in Decem­ber, the top ATF su­per­visors in Phoenix said in in­tern­al emails that weapons found at the scene in Ari­zona came from a failed agency sting op­er­a­tion.

But nearly two months later, when U.S. Sen. Charles E. Grass­ley (R-Iowa) in­quired about the ori­gin of the guns, seni­or of­fi­cials in Wash­ing­ton with the Justice De­part­ment and the Bur­eau of Al­co­hol, To­bacco and Fire­arms were evas­ive.

Published: July 21, 2011

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