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ATF's Waco Raid

February 28, 2013

Footage from the shootout between ATF agents and the Branch Davidians at the Mount Carmel compound near Waco, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1993. Read "Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid."

Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid

February 27, 2013
A trio of ATF commanders have offered new details about the failed Waco raid and outlined changes within the agency since 1993, as the agency remembers its four fallen agents on the 20th anniversary.

Waco Raid: 20 Years Later

February 25, 2013

Four ATF agents were killed during the botched search warrant raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1993. For the 20th anniversary, ATF agents on the ground spoke publicly about the raid, lessons learned, and changes in the agency. Three retired ATF agents joined a Feb. 7 panel discussion hosted by the National Law Enforcement Museum in its "Witness to History" lecture series. Audio is courtesy of NLEOMF. Read "Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid."

Protecting the Children

February 20, 2013

FLEOA does not support anyone using the Second Amendment as a scapegoat for the Newtown tragedy. Instead, FLEOA is recommending a Safety Summit that includes law enforcement, the NRA, and legislators.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

February 14, 2013
Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

Gunman Kills Bus Driver, Kidnaps Autistic Boy

January 30, 2013
Explosives specialists with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived in Midland City, Ala., after a gunman boarded a stopped school bus, shot the driver, and took a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage.

ATF Agents Discuss Waco Raid

January 10, 2013
Three agents involved in the ATF's disastrous Waco raid will discuss the event at a panel discussion in Washington D.C. hosted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Federal Officer Safety Act Becomes Law

January 5, 2013
A federal law providing immunity for federal agents from local prosecution was signed into law by President Obama with the "fiscal cliff" deal on Wednesday.

Feds Charge Idaho Aryan Knights for Drugs, Sawed-Off Shotguns

December 7, 2012
Twenty-one alleged associates of Idaho's Aryan Knights have been charged with drug and weapon offenses as a result of a federal drug investigation.

Report: ATF, Feds Mishandled 'Fast and Furious' Operation

September 19, 2012
Federal agents and prosecutors in Phoenix ignored risks to the public and were primarily responsible for the botched effort to infiltrate weapons-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed "Fast and Furious," according to a report released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general.

Blue-On-Blue Shootings

June 20, 2012

Recognizing the potential for a blue-on-blue incident—and doing something about it—can go a long way toward preventing such tragedies. That initiative can take many forms, from anticipatory training to recognizing the implications of an errant operation.

Serial Flashlight Bomber Strikes Phoenix Area

June 11, 2012
Federal authorities have offered a $10,000 reward for help solving three explosions involving homemade flashlight bombs that injured five people.

The Hazards of Homemade Explosives

June 11, 2012

Whether a department's jurisdiction lies nestled among the cornfields of rural Nebraska or in the center of a major city, homemade explosives pose a very real and growing threat. But through business community involvement and greater training and awareness, some of these threats can be stopped dead in their tracks.

Oklahoma City Bombing

May 30, 2012

A deeper look at the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995 is provided by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles in "Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters." The authors construct a detailed account of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh and others, as well as giving new details about one of the most wide-ranging federal law enforcement investigations in history.

ATF, Oakland Police Arrest 60, Seize 92 Guns

May 30, 2012
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Oakland Police Department arrested 60 suspects and seized 92 weapons, culminating a four-month investigation.

First Black Federal Officer Killed In 1883 Honored

May 15, 2012
William Henderson Foote's name had been forgotten until this week, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) honored him as the first black federal officer killed in the line of duty.

Grenades Found In Marine's Ariz. Home After Shooting Rampage

May 4, 2012
Police found six military grenades in the Phoenix-suburb home of a suspected Neo-Nazi who killed four people before taking his own life in a shooting rampage on Wednesday.

Bill Would Protect Fed Agents Who Intervene To Stop Violence

April 9, 2012
A federal bill introduced in Congress earlier this year would give special agents greater protection when intervening to stop a violent act, even if it's outside the scope of their duties.

3 Plead Guilty In 'Fast & Furious' Case

April 6, 2012
Three men pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of trafficking high-powered rifles and other guns to Mexico from Arizona under the botched "Fast and Furious" federal sting operation tied to the murder of a U.S. federal agent.

Fallen Federal Heroes

April 4, 2012

Since Christmas, the federal law enforcement community has lost five heroes. Two were fatally wounded by gunfire, one drowned during a rescue effort, and two succumbed to severe medical attacks.

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