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ABC Agent Identified On 911 Tape From April Had Been Reassigned

ABC Agent Identified On 911 Tape From April Had Been Reassigned

The man who oversees law enforcement for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Commission says a veteran agent who’s now synonymous with a recent sting operation lost his leadership position last year in Lynchburg, and got reassigned to Staunton. The Lynchburg “News and Advance” newspaper is quoting internal memos and court records showing ABC enforcement chief Shawn Walker determined John Taylor was no longer capable of leading the agents who worked out of the Lynchburg office. Taylor’s name has become significant since July 4th. That’s when WINA and others aired 911 tapes of an ABC sting that features his voice on the night of April 11th outside the Harris Teeter at the Barracks Road Shopping Center.  The 911 center representative can be heard telling Taylor that University of Virginia undergraduate Elizabeth Daly and two sorority sisters were frantic when ABC agents confronted them. Daly and her friends had bought sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream when the agents surrounded their vehicle.