May 3, 1995 |
The veteran official who has directed the Oklahoma City bombing investigation--but who was censured recently for his role in a controversial shootout with separatists in Idaho--was named the FBI's second-ranking official Tuesday. Announcing the promotion of Larry A. Potts, 47, to deputy FBI director at an unrelated White House briefing, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno noted that FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has described Potts as "the very best the FBI has," and praised his work in Oklahoma City.
January 31, 1992 |
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.
June 21, 1996 |
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.
August 9, 1995 |
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.
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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.
August 21, 1995 |
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.