Justice Dept. Gives “No Confidence Vote” to Phoenix U.S. Atty Office: Moves Controversial Cases

By Allan Lengel

The Justice Department is transferring two controversial weapons cases and a murder case out of Phoenix, news that comes after Phoenix’s U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke abruptly resigned late last month, CBS News reports.

“The Department of Justice is giving a no-confidence vote to the US Attorney’s office in Arizona,” one law enforcement source told CBS News.

The cases involve an Operation Fast and Furious case, a major grenade case, and the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Two of the cases have been moved to San Diego and the other to Los Angeles, CBS reported.

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