Waco Investigation Report

Secretary Lloyd Bentsen briefed reporters on the details of the five-month investigation into the failed Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)… read more

Secretary Lloyd Bentsen briefed reporters on the details of the five-month investigation into the failed Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raid of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He announced that John Magaw, the current head of the Secret Service, will take over as acting director of the ATF. Secretary Bentsen stated, “numerous officials were less than truthful about the facts.” An unknown number of Davidian members (presumed to be over 80) were killed during a fire at the compound following a 51-day standoff. Following a short statement, Secretary Bentsen took numerous questions from reporters concerning the handling of the failed raid. Police Chief Willie Williams was a member of the independent review panel and also took questions. close

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  • John Magaw Director Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • Ronald Noble Deputy Assistant Atty. General Department of Justice
  • Henry Ruth Deputy Special Prosecutor Department of Justice->Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
  • Willie Williams Commissioner Los Angeles, CA->Police Department
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Waco Investigation Report

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Program ID:
50972-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 1993 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 04, 1993 | 1:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 30, 1993 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 1993 | 1:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 1993 | 5:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 02, 1993 | 1:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 04, 1993 | 1:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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