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File #: R-17-234   
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 9/6/2017 In control: City Council
Final action: 5/7/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Requesting That The U.S. Department Of Justice Provide An Accounting Of Certain Operations By The Federal Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives (The "ATF") And The United States Attorney's Office For The District Of New Mexico In Albuquerque; Requesting A Congressional Hearing Into Certain ATF Operations; And Requesting That The ATF Abstain From Certain Future Such Operations That Are Detrimental To The Albuquerque Community (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-234
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-17-234 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis


RESOLUTION
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Requesting That The U.S. Department Of Justice Provide An Accounting Of Certain Operations By The Federal Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives (The "ATF") And The United States Attorney's Office For The District Of New Mexico In Albuquerque; Requesting A Congressional Hearing Into Certain ATF Operations; And Requesting That The ATF Abstain From Certain Future Such Operations That Are Detrimental To The Albuquerque Community (Davis)
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WHEREAS, in August 2015, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico (USAO) and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF") initiated plans to conduct an Enhanced Enforcement Initiative ("EEI") in Albuquerque targeting the so-called "Worst of the Worst" offenders who were engaged in firearms offenses, violent crimes and drug trafficking offenses; and
WHEREAS, as a part of that EEI, the ATF imported at least 5 known criminal offenders into a predominantly minority neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, the tactics of importing known criminal offenders acting as ATF informants into our community, where they had no local knowledge of prospective targets or local known offenders, resulted in the informants encouraging some of the city's most vulnerable and needy - homeless persons and low-level drug-addicted residents in need of treatment or services - to engage in larger drug trafficking or firearms offenses with no indication they would have otherwise committed such offenses without direction from the operation's informants or agents; and
WHEREAS, while working for the ATF in Albuquerque, at least one informant for the EEI is alleged to have: Repeatedly used drugs and operated vehicles rented by the ATF while under the influence of drugs or alcohol thus threating public safety on our loc...

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