IG's Fast And Furious Report Rips DOJ, ATF For Failures

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general on Wednesday blamed 14 federal officials for botching the gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious and recommended that they face disciplinary reviews.

In a long-awaited report, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz criticized officials from the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for failing to consider public safety when allowing straw buyers of firearms to deliver their purchases to violent criminals in Mexico.

While they did not explicitly authorize the tactics, several Justice...
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