MILWAUKEE (AP) - Four congressmen are demanding answers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about whether anyone has been held accountable for a botched undercover guns-and-drugs operation in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the congressmen, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., wrote Friday to ATF director B. Todd Jones asking why a supervisor in charge of the Milwaukee operation was not disciplined, but instead got a plum assignment. Bernard Zapor had been in charge of the ATF's St. Paul, Minnesota, Field division, which included the Milwaukee office. Jones later put Zapor in charge of the Phoenix Field Division.
The storefront sting was called Operation Fearless. A Journal Sentinel investigation last year found that an agent's guns were stolen during the operation, including a machine gun that remains missing.
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