Flawed Milwaukee ATF sting
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two more cases tied to a flawed U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting in Milwaukee have been dismissed – this time because the prosecutor says she can’t use the operation’s top agent as a witness. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said in court last week that she can’t call ATF Special Agent Jacqueline Sutton as a witness, but didn’t explain why. ATF spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun also declined to comment.
Eight of the 18 cases Loebel charged from the sting have now been dropped. The Milwaukee sting involved agents setting up a fake storefront to nab criminals selling guns and drugs. But agents lost weapons, left behind sensitive documents and saw their store burglarized.
(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)
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