‘Fast and Furious’ scandal making cops, citizens furious fast Continue reading on Examiner.com ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal making cops, citizens furious fast – National Law Enforcement
Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner
July 12, 2011
When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report — “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents — it infuriated law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country.
One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, “We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the killing of two American law enforcement officers — one in the U.S., the other in Mexico.”
The at times shocking report includes testimony from four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents offering firsthand accounts about the controversial Operation Fast and Furious that allowed suspects to walk away with illegally purchased guns.
The gunrunners reportedly smuggled the weapons into Mexico and the agents, who were supposed to conduct surveillance, lost track of the suspected gun smugglers and the weapons which are believed to still be in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members.
“This is a prime example of an administration that is clueless in running a law enforcement operation,” said former intelligence officer and police detective Mike Snopes.