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White House to Demote ATF Chief So He Can be Kept on the Job
October 9, 2015
The Obama administration has no plans to name a permanent director for the agency, and career agent Thomas Brandon has been serving as the acting chief since April. But by law, he can’t hold that interim title for longer than 120 days, and that clock runs out on Oct. 27.
FB Post Promotes Killing Police, FBI and ATF Investigating
June 12, 2015
Daytona Beach, Fla., police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are conducting a joint investigation into a Facebook post that calls on people to kill law enforcement officers.
ATF Director Announces Resignation
March 20, 2015
Less than two years after a contentious Senate confirmation vote, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones announced his resignation Friday.
ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposal
March 10, 2015
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban popular ammunition that can pierce police body armor, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.
ATF Agent Dies of Cancer Related to 9/11 Attack
March 6, 2015
A 9/11 first responder has become the first member of the ATF to die from cancer related to the terrorist attack. Special agent William Sheldon Jr. was 47.
ATF Stash House Stings Were Legal, Federal Appellate Panel Rules
December 5, 2014
Federal agents who lured suspects into plotting a robbery of a fictitious drug stash house did not commit "outrageous" misconduct, a federal appellate panel ruled Thursday.
FLEOA Opposes Plan to Abolish ATF
July 10, 2014
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its strong opposition to Representative Sensenbrenner's proposal to dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and have it absorbed into other law enforcement components.
Video: Florida Jail Gas Explosion Kills 2, Scores Injured
May 1, 2014
A gas explosion at the Escambia County jail in Pensacola, Fla., killed two inmates and sent a total of 184 people to local hospitals for treatment Wednesday night.
ATF Agent Selected as Chief of Mass. Dept.
March 11, 2014
Scott Heagney will succeed outgoing Fitchburg, Mass., Police Chief Robert DeMoura, pending City Council approval. He is resident agent-in-charge of the Rochester, N.Y., field office for the ATF.
Omaha, Kansas City Police Share Strategies to Target Gang Violence
February 20, 2014
Omaha’s efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo.
ATF Source: FBI Operation Led to Border Agent Terry's Murder
December 26, 2013
A federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Ballistics Study Leads to Changes at Federal Agency
December 12, 2013
A team of researchers led by Sam Houston State University identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.
A.G. Holder Promises Chicago More Crime Fighting Cash
November 26, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised extra federal cash to fight the gun violence plaguing Chicago’s streets Monday, but offered no specifics about how much.
Ore. DA's Office Bombing Investigated by FBI, ATF
November 14, 2013
Specially trained technicians from the FBI, the ATF and Oregon State Police descended on Medford Wednesday to investigate an explosion that sounded like a thunder clap and blew the windows out of the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.
ATF Attempts to Quash Agent's Fast and Furious Book
October 7, 2013
The ATF agent who blew the whistle on the agency's failed Fast and Furious gun tracking operation told Fox News he'll publish a book about his experiences over the agency's objections.
Report: FBI Using Drones for 7 Years
September 27, 2013
The FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a report released Thursday by a federal watchdog agency.
FBI Snubs ATF In Navy Yard Investigation
September 23, 2013
The FBI took it upon itself to track the weapons involved in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, leaving out of the loop the federal law enforcement agency in charge of firearm enforcement.
ATF Swears In Jones As Director
August 29, 2013
B. Todd Jones swore an oath of office as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thursday, after receiving confirmation from the U.S. Senate.
Feds: Sheriff's Killer Lied To Purchase Gun
June 27, 2013
The man accused of gunning down Mingo County (W.Va.) Sheriff Eugene Crum while he ate lunch in his cruiser lied about his history of mental illness to obtain firearms on five separate occasions.
4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps
June 10, 2013
As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable information to the field.
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