The man named one month ago to head the troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced Wednesday he is dramatically shaking up the agency, which he readily acknowledged has been damaged by a controversial gun-trafficking operation.
Acting Director Todd Jones said after 30 days of studying ATF issues and staff he is instigating a major shuffle of ATF personnel but is not yet firing anyone. Jones vowed a thorough internal review of “all investigative processes.”
Jones announced 11 high-level changes, including naming as his deputy Thomas Brandon who has overseen the Phoenix office for the past six months following bitter internal controversy over a gun operation there.
“These have been difficult times for everyone in ATF because of a case in a division,” Jones told reporters.
Source: Terry Frieden for CNN.
The man named one month ago to head the troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,…
by Tactical-Life.com / Oct 5, 2011