MIAMI (AP) — State
investigators in Florida have declined to conduct an independent
investigation into the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while
being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing
In a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of
Florida, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement declined to conduct
an independent investigation into the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev. Todashev
was killed by law enforcement officers in May while being questioned by
FBI officials and police from Massachusetts and Florida.
had requested the investigation last week. FDLE Commissioner Gerald
Bailey said in Tuesday's letter that it would be inappropriate for FDLE
ACLU of Florida director Howard Simon said he found the response extremely disappointing.