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 suspects.
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.
The ACLU had requested the investigation last week. FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said in Tuesday's letter that it would be inappropriate for FDLE to intervene.
ACLU of Florida director Howard Simon said he found the response extremely disappointing.
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