Evaluation of the Handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-Off in Waco, Texas, February 28 to April 19, 1993 [Redacted] [open pdf - 247KB]
From the Introduction: "This is a critical retrospective evaluation of the activities of the United States Department of Justice ('Department') and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ('FBI') during the fifty-one day stand-off at the Branch Davidians' Mt. Carmel compound near Waco, Texas which ended on April 19, 1993 when fire consumed the compound, killing David Koresh and most of his followers. To make this evaluation, I have reviewed the procedures followed by the Department and the FBI, giving particular attention to the means employed, the alternatives considered and the decisions made in attempting to resolve the stand-off."
United States. Department of Justice: https://www.justice.gov/