Tuesday, March 25, 2014

State Attorney Jeff Ashton clears FBI agents in shooting of Ibragim Todashev

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM

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  At 10 a.m., State Attorney Jeff Ashton's office announced that it declined to seek charges against an FBI agent for the deadly 2013 shooting of Ibragim Todashev. In a 529-page report, which we're reviewing now, Ashton concluded that there was no evidence that the agent acted with malice, committed misconduct or deserved to be criminally charged for shooting Todashev. A source leaked word to the Washington Post last week that this would be the outcome of the report – Ashton's office said it did not know who leaked the information, but Hassan Shibly, dexecutive director of the Florida chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the organization that helped spur Ashton’s office into investigating the mysterious shooting in the first place, said last week that it was the U.S. Department of Justice that "irresponsibly" fed the news to the Post. More details on the way, as we review the report, but for now, you can read his letter to FBI director James Comey below. In the letter, Ashton

State Attorney Jeff Ashton letter to Directory Comey

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