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Slain agent’s family responds to report on Fast and Furious

In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, members of Brian Terry's family, from left to right, Michelle Balogh, left, Josephine Terry, Kelly Willis and Robert Heyer, far right, pose at the Marriott-Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Family members of Terry, an Arizona U.S. Border Agent killed in connection with a botched gun-smuggling operation, say they won't have closure until someone is held accountable for his death. (AP Photo/John Miller)

In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, members of Brian Terry's family, from left to right, Michelle Balogh, left, Josephine Terry, Kelly Willis and Robert Heyer, far right, pose at the Marriott-Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Family members of Terry, an Arizona U.S. Border Agent killed in connection with a botched gun-smuggling operation, say they won't have closure until someone is held accountable for his death. (AP Photo/John Miller)

Family members of a Border Patrol agent killed in a firefight with bandits near the Mexico border say they’re pleased that Justice Department’s internal watchdog documented the failures of the agency in its botched smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Two rifles bought by bought by a smuggling ring were found at the scene of a 2010 shootout that killed Agent Brian Terry near Nogales, Ariz.

Authorities have faced criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to walk away from gun shops with weapons, rather than arrest the suspects and seize the guns there.

The Terry family says it was digesting the report and refraining from commenting on its specifics.

The report referred more than a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in the probe.

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