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Report of the Depertment of the Treasury on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Investigation of Vernon Wayne Howell also Known as David Koresh   [open pdf - 21MB]

From the letter of Lloyd Bentsen to William J. Clinton: "I submit to you the report of the Department of the Treasury's Waco Administrative Review (the 'Review'). I established the Review on April 29, 1993, after you directed that Treasury conduct a 'vigorous and thorough' investigation of the events leading to the loss of law enforcement and civilian lives near Waco, Texas, on February 28, 1993. Over the past five months, at my direction. Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Ronald K. Noble has conducted a comprehensive review of the adequacy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' ('ATF's') procedures, policies, and practices, and whether they were followed during ATF's investigation of Vernon Howell, a/k/a 'David Koresh,' and his followers. As promised, the Review left no stone unturned in finding out what happened and why. The Review's final report recounts the events that culminated in the unsuccessful raid of the Branch Davidian Compound and analyzes why the raid ended in the deaths of four courageous ATF special agents, Conway LeBleu, Todd W. McKeehan, Robert J. Williams, and Steven D. Willis. I know well that no inquiry can bring back any of the lives that were lost near Waco. It is my fervent hope, however, that this review and the changes it will precipitate will prevent the recurrence of such a tragedy in the future."

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Date:
1993-09
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Public Domain
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United States Department of the Treasury: http://www.treasury.gov/
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