WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that he is opening a four-city investigation into undercover operations run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine whether they pose a danger.
The ATF runs sting operations in various cities in an effort to catch arms traffickers who bring stolen weapons into storefronts where agents act as buyers.
The IG's office said it is looking into storefront operations in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Pensacola, Fla., and Wichita, Kan.
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