Skip to comments.ICE agent's family files wrongful death claim against Justice Dept.
Posted on 06/20/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by Southnsoul
CBS News has learned that the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies. Zapata was gunned down by suspected drug cartel members in Mexico in Feb. 2011 with weapons later linked to an ATF case in the Texas area. Joining the claim is Zapata's surviving partner in the attack: Victor Avila.
In an interview last November, Zapata's family told CBS News they feel that U.S. law enforcement could have stopped the sale of a gun used to kill their son. CBS News obtained law enforcement records that show the gun that killed Zapata came from the U.S., and the suspects who allegedly trafficked it had been under law enforcement's watch for months in Dallas but weren't arrested.
In February, CBS News learned a second weapon used in the Zapata attack was also linked to an ongoing case under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The Justice Department has said ATF "was not aware of" the suspect's purchase of the gun that killed Zapata when it happened, and that answering further questions would jeopardize the investigation.
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The hits just keep coming.
The Zapata Family weighs in as well. Good for them.
....seems Jamie was investigating Fast and Furious....and was killed at a “fake roadblock” with a F n F gun under “mysterious circumstances.”....enquiring minds seek to know.
And exec privilege was invoked for F and F.
Admission of involvement.
No statute of limitations for murder.
High crimes and misdemeanors anyone?
>>>....seems Jamie was investigating Fast and Furious....and was killed at a fake roadblock with a F n F gun under mysterious circumstances.....enquiring minds seek to know<<<
The REAL reason Obama invoked executive priviledge is to put a stop to investigating the murder of Jamie Zapata.
Zapata and Avila sue the Obama DOJ: what a bunch of racists.
High crimes, and misdemeanors.
You’re right - Good for them.
The Zapata family is in my prayers...
Considering all that has been going on of late, it seems that about this time next week, Holder and Obama should be suffering from flu like symptoms.
Good for the Zapata Family.
Is this the real reason Executive Order was declared today? Zapata family is Holder BO’s feet to the fire. or maybe Holder is between BaROCK and a Texan.
I have no information to that effect, no. I dont know one way or the other, she replied to a direct question on any Fast and Furious connection by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
Word games. Here's the little trick Napolitano, Holder and ATF are playing. F&F was an ATF operation run out of the Tucson AZ office. But some guns were walked out of Texas gun shops which puts them in the jurisdiction of Texas ATF offices so those ops must have had other names. So far I have not seen any reporting on what those op names were.
Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico
U.S. investigators recovered one of the military-style semi-automatic weapons used in the attack that killed Zapata.
The gun came from Texas.
Ballistic testing of spent shell casings and the raising of an obliterated serial number revealed the weapon was a popular Romanian-made AK-47 knockoff purchased at J&Js Pawn Shop in Beaumont, smuggled south to the Zetas by a methamphetamine trafficker named Manuel Gomez Barba, a U.S. citizen.
BP Agent Brian Terry was not the only Federal agent killed by guns allowed to walk by the ATF-DoJ.
ICE Agent Jaime Zapata and his partner, Victor Avila, were ambushed at a fake roadblock in Mexico. Were they set up? If so by whom?
Is this in breaking news? It may be one of the more important “new” articles of the day: If Holder and 0 are being sued by Zapata’s family, the Executive Priviledge would keep information from the Zapata Family.
(comments good....like he runs his campaign like the country)
Good for them...!!
If what is here is true...there’s some in DC that just plain need...IMPEACHIN’
Interesting info, TigersEye. Thanks for the links.
Some of the expenses may have been transfers into off shore accounts for BO’s later use....Just sayin
Sue Holder, Obama, and those PERSONALLY involved; NOT THE TAXPAYERS!
Hopefully they will get a little justice.