The primary criminal enforcement mission of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is to protect the public from violent crime. In partnership with AUSAs and state prosecutors, ATF agents disrupt and dismantle the criminal organizations plaguing communities. Whether the target is a gang member committing murders and armed robberies, a firearms trafficker, or an arsonist or bomb maker trying to strike fear through fire and destruction, ATF has dedicated assets and expertise to identify those criminals and facilitate a successful prosecution. This article provides a brief overview of those resources, focusing on three key areas: investigation and evidence collection, expert information and testimony, and public information and assistance.
Author: Ellen V. Endrizzi, Division Counsel, National Investigative Division, ATF
Federal Sponsor Agency: DOJ, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, ATF
Provider: This article is sourced from the U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Bulletin: June 2017, Volume 65, Number 2
Publication Date: June 2017