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July 15, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh removed Larry A. Potts as his deputy director Friday, saying that the official is unable to perform his duties effectively because of controversy over the FBI's 1992 siege in Idaho, in which a white separatist's wife was killed. The transfer of Potts, 47, to the FBI's training division in Quantico, Va., was Freeh's most serious setback in his nearly two years as FBI director.
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August 16, 1997 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal prosecutors, concluding a controversial two-year investigation, said Friday that they had found insufficient evidence to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Larry A. Potts or his deputy, Danny O. Coulson, on criminal charges for their role in the bloody 1992 shootout in Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
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NEWS
August 16, 1997 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal prosecutors, concluding a controversial two-year investigation, said Friday that they had found insufficient evidence to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Larry A. Potts or his deputy, Danny O. Coulson, on criminal charges for their role in the bloody 1992 shootout in Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
NEWS
July 15, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh removed Larry A. Potts as his deputy director Friday, saying that the official is unable to perform his duties effectively because of controversy over the FBI's 1992 siege in Idaho, in which a white separatist's wife was killed. The transfer of Potts, 47, to the FBI's training division in Quantico, Va., was Freeh's most serious setback in his nearly two years as FBI director.
NEWS
January 31, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Larry A. Potts, a veteran FBI official who headed the bureau's successful investigation of the 1989 mail bomb killings of a federal appeals judge and a civil rights attorney in the South, was named Thursday to the key post of assistant director for criminal investigations. Potts has been acting head of the criminal investigative division since William Baker retired from the post in December. He was chosen over William Gavin, the outspoken head of the FBI's Miami office, and Bobby R.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of six suspended FBI agents was cleared by federal prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation of the agents' role in the deadly 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and its aftermath. Agent Anthony A. Betz was a unit chief in the criminal investigative division at FBI headquarters at the time of the standoff. The decision about Betz did not imply any conclusions about the other five agents, including former FBI Deputy Director Larry A. Potts, an official said.
NEWS
August 9, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weldon L. Kennedy, the veteran FBI official who is directing the Oklahoma City bombing investigation, was named Tuesday to the bureau's No. 2 position. He succeeds Larry A. Potts, who was removed by FBI Director Louis J. Freeh because of a controversy over his role in overseeing a 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Ida., where a white separatist's wife was killed by an FBI sharpshooter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1995
Many in Washington had hoped that FBI Director Louis J. Freeh would burnish the image of an agency that had become stained by the arrogance and abuses of some previous leaders. But Freeh's administration has now been shaken by his handling of the investigation into the 1992 shootout at Ruby Ridge, Ida., in which a white separatist's wife and son were killed by federal agents. Last week Freeh suspended four top agents, including his friend, Deputy Director Larry A.
NEWS
August 21, 1995 | from Associated Press
Randy Weaver will testify before a Senate committee even though it brings back "terrible memories" of how his wife and son were killed in the Idaho standoff with federal agents, he said. "I'm doing it for Sam and Vicki," he told the Des Moines Sunday Register. "That's the only reason. And for everybody, really. We're losing our freedoms. Somebody has to be held accountable. It's scary." Shooting broke out near Weaver's remote cabin in northern Idaho on Aug. 21, 1992, as U.S.
OPINION
May 14, 1995
On the surface, the promotion of Larry A. Potts to deputy director of the FBI appears problematic. Though Potts has earned a reputation as a top criminal investigator in 21 years at the bureau, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh recently censured him for failing to supervise rules of engagement properly in the 1992 standoff in which an FBI marksman killed a white separatist's wife in Idaho.
OPINION
October 22, 1995
If anything good has come out of the deadly standoff between federal agents and a white separatist in Ruby Ridge, Ida., it is the refreshing willingness of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to accept blame on behalf of the bureau and to promise to remedy defective procedures. At Senate hearings that ended Thursday, Director Louis J. Freeh conceded that the bureau's operation there was tragically flawed.
NEWS
October 26, 1996 | JACK NELSON, CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, battered by a cross-fire of partisan politics and widely rumored to be planning to resign, has sent a memorandum to bureau employees assuring them that he intends to remain on the job. In the memo, Freeh said media reports and recurring rumors that he was planning or contemplating a resignation "are simply not true." "As I have stated in several field offices," he wrote, ". . . I am proud to be the FBI director."
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