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ATF Supervisor with Nazi Tattoo Is Accused of Discriminating Against Black Agent

ATF Agent Bradford Devlin with a Nazi-themed tattoo, via U.S. District Court.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

An African American ATF supervisor claims in a lawsuit that the agency discriminated against her after she launched complaints about another supervisor with a Nazi-themed tattoo.

A seven-day trial is set to begin Oct. 26.

Cheryl Bishop, a former bomb-dog handler, said the agency scuttled her appointment to a job at Washington D.C.’s headquarters after she blew the whistle on abusive behavior by Agent Bradford Devlin, The Seattle Times reports.

Now the senior supervisor in the ATF’s Seattle Field Division, Devlin denies being abusive and says he got the Nazi tattoo while working undercover investigating an outlaw white-supremacist biker gang in Ohio.

Although the agency offered to pay for the removal of the tattoo, Devlin has decided to keep it, calling it a “war trophy.”

FBI Seeks Information on Collecting Tattoo Information

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI wants to begin using tattoo identification to track down criminals and learn more about them, MSNBC reports.

The plan is to add the data to the bureau’s Biometric Center of Excellence, which creates information such as fingerprints, irises and DNA.

The idea is to help identify perpetrators through body art and to understand more about tattoo affiliations, according to MSNBC.

Some tattoos, for example, show whether some people are members of a gang.