The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry hailed the murder charges in the case announced by the Justice Department today, but faulted Attorney General Eric Holder for “stall[ing]” a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
“Today’s developments certainly mean that the criminal prosecution of Brian Terry’s killers is moving forward,” said Patrick McGroger, the Terry family attorney. “However, the accountability aspect of Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed ATF/DOJ gun trafficking investigation that put weapons into the hands of the men that killed Brian Terry, remains stalled. The Terry family once again asks that the Attorney General and the Department of Justice comply with the request for documents made by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee so that all Americans can know who approved of the operation in order that those individuals can be held accountable for their decisions.”
Holder was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to produce documents subpoenaed by House investigators. DOJ charged five men with the murder, today, and the FBI offered a $1M reward for their capture.