FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Top Justice Official Says He Knew About Fast and Furious

November 01, 2011  | 

Lanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department's criminal division, has acknowledged that he knew about "Fast and Furious" and the ATF's tactic of letting guns "walk" into the hands of criminals in April 2010.

A memo from Breuer's deputy described an earlier case called "Wide Receiver" started under the Bush Administration where "ATF let a bunch of guns walk" in an effort to catch the big fish of Mexican drug cartels, CBS News reports.

Today, Breuer issued a statement saying he "regrets" that he didn't alert others in Justice Department leadership. In "Fast and Furious," Breuer says he likewise regrets not alerting leaders about the similarities in the cases. That, said Breuer, was a mistake.

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he didn't know about the operation until May of this year.

Related:

Holder Agrees to Testify About Fast and Furious

Holder Says He Didn't Know About Fast and Furious

Tags: ATF, Fast and Furious


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Louisiana Wildlife Agent Shot on Traffic Stop, in Critical Condition
A Wildlife and Fisheries agent remains in critical condition at a local hospital after...
Car Hits House After Dragging Orlando Officer
Orlando police were conducting a traffic stop Thursday when three men inside a white BMW...
Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
Six Baltimore Police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the...
Video: Police Expert Says Controversial North Carolina Shooting Captured in Leaked Video was Justified
A former police chief who teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York...
Video: Handcuffed Arkansas Parolee Killed After He Opened Fire on Officers
Authorities are investigating a shootout in Cabot, Ark., Tuesday night between law...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine