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155ATF Deputy Assistant Director Peter Forcelli Reveals Government Cover-Up and Corruption Surrounding Operation Fast And Furious (Part Two)

January 28, 2024 Patrick O'Donnell / Peter Forcelli / Steve Murphy Episode 155
Cops and Writers Podcast
155ATF Deputy Assistant Director Peter Forcelli Reveals Government Cover-Up and Corruption Surrounding Operation Fast And Furious (Part Two)
Show Notes

Welcome back everybody to the conclusion of my interview with my special guest, Retired ATF Deputy Assistant Director, former NYPD homicide detective, and author of the bestselling book, The Deadly Path: How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels, Peter Forcelli. If you like heroes, homicide, government corruption at the highest levels, a government whistle blower, and good old fashioned police work, you’re going to love this episode. 

Peter was a "whistleblower," who came forward and testified in the congressional inquiry into the "Operation Fast & Furious" scandal, following the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Over the span of his career, Peter Forcelli served in leadership positions within ATF in Phoenix, Arizona; Eastern Canada; Miami, Florida and in ATF Headquarters. While serving as the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Division, he oversaw ATF’s response to several mass shootings, including those at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland Florida. He also oversaw ATF’s investigation into Omar Mateen and his acquisition of the firearms that were used in the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Peter Forcelli has also been involved in the exoneration of eight people who were wrongfully arrested and convicted in the Bronx, New York, for murders that they did not commit.

Peter is a survivor of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center, and the lung cancer that he later developed because of his work in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He is a recurring guest speaker at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Like any cop, sometimes we need backup. So, my good friend, Retired DEA Special Agent Steve Murphy of the Game of Crimes podcast and DEA Narcos, joined me for this interview. Steve is no stranger to Cartels because he and his partner, Javier Pena’s work, bringing down Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel.

In today’s episode we discuss:

·      More government coverups and corruption involving Operation Fast and Furious. 

  • The ongoing catastrophe at our southern border and what can be done about it.

·      The personal and professional damage caused to Peter, and his family, by him being a whistleblower.

·      Red flags that point to dysfunction in law enforcement agencies – resulting in larger issues for leadership – and how to resolve them?

·      Mass shootings in the United States and what should have been done to prevent them, and how we can prevent more of them happening.

·      How some federal prosecutors continue to not charge criminals for violating federal firearms laws – and other crimes – and what can be done to remedy the problem.

·      Are ‘tough gun laws’ actually solving any problems?

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