Indictment, Reward in Brian Terry Murder Case The Department of Justice denied the allegations to Senator Grassley for 10 months before being forced to withdraw its denial in face of evidence to the contrary.
TO: Reporters and Editors
RE: Indictment, Reward in Brian Terry Murder Case
DA: Monday, July 9, 2012
Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, made the comment below about the announcement made by the Department of Justice regarding the indictment and reward for information regarding the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, a gun-walking program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), began with Senator Grassley’s inquiry into whistleblower allegations that the government had allowed the transfer of illegally purchased weapons found at the scene of the murder of Agent Terry. The Department of Justice denied the allegations to Senator Grassley for 10 months before being forced to withdraw its denial in face of evidence to the contrary. Senator Grassley’s effort for transparency and accountability from the federal agency continues.
“Unsealing the indictment and offering a reward in this case is an important step in the right direction. I hope the additional press attention will prompt someone with information to come forward and help the FBI find those who are guilty of Agent Terry’s murder and bring them to justice. In May, following a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I asked FBI Director Mueller in a written question why the names of these people were not on a most-wanted list, so it’s good to finally see action.”