ATF Agent Commits Suicide Over Waco Role

In July 1996, ATF Special Agent Nathaniel Medrano committed suicide with a gun in the ATF's Los Angeles office. Merdrano wanted to sue the Treasury Department for defamation of his character by placing unfair blame on him for the mistakes made in the Waco assault, but was informed the goverment cannot be sued for defamation of an agent.

Medrano posed as a UPS trainee about a month before the raid, and was criticized by the Treasury investigation report for being so obvious that David Koresh complained to the local Sheriff's office about surveillance.