Atty. For Slain Border Agent May Sue Government

Brian Terry
By Allan Lengel

The family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry may sue the government.

Fox News reports that the family attorney Paul Chartlon said: “If the evidence shows Brian’s death was proximately caused by the negligence of the federal government, there may be a cause of action.

Guns from ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious were found at the scene of the crime in December 2010. He was killed in southern Arizona allegedly by an illegal immigrant working for the Sinaloa Cartel, according to Fox.

To date, there has been no evidence that has surfaced publicly to indicate that the guns from the ATF operation were actually used to kill Terry.

Operation Fast and Furious has become the target of Congressional inquiries. The operation involved encouraging gun dealers in Arizona to sell to middlemen or “straw purchasers” — all with the hopes of tracing them to the Mexican cartels.

Critics say ATF lost track of some guns that showed up at crime scenes.

The White House has condemned the program.

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