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FBI Sued Over Death of Tsarnaev Friend

'No authority is above the law,' rights group says

(Newser) - Leaders of a civil rights group say they plan to sue the FBI for $30 million on behalf of the family of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida filed a notice stating its intention...

Tsarnaev 'Knew Brother Took Part in Triple Murder'

Defense pushing for info on 2011 slayings

(Newser) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev's involvement in a grisly 2011 triple murder is relevant to his brother Dzhokhar's trial if Dzhokhar knew about it, defense lawyers say—and a federal prosecution witness is prepared to testify that he did. Court filings released Friday reveal that the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect'...

Tsarnaev Friend's Murder Confession Revealed?

Photo purports to show fateful legal pad

(Newser) - A Florida prosecutor and the Department of Justice each issued reports yesterday clearing agents of wrongdoing in the killing of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's pal Ibragim Todashev, and revealing new details about the incident. One such detail: At one point, Todashev wrote out a confession. The Florida report contains a comically...

Tsarnaev Warning Missed Because of ... Spelling?

Russia warned US about Chechen brothers

(Newser) - Could better spelling have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing? A soon-to-be released congressional report finds that the US missed multiple chances to detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev after receiving warnings from Russian authorities, NBC reports. In July 2012, less than a year before the bombing, Tsarnaev returned to the US from Dagestan,...

Report Clears FBI Agent in Death of Tsarnaev Friend

Ibragim Todashev attacked agent first, prosecutor concludes

(Newser) - An FBI agent won't face charges in a high-profile shooting related to the Boston Marathon bombing. A Florida prosecutor has decided that the unidentified agent acted in self-defense when he fatally shot an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev during questioning in Florida last year, report the Washington Post and Boston ...

Tsarnaev 'Participated' in Triple Murder: Dead Friend

Ibragim Todashev made statement just before he was shot: documents

(Newser) - Before he was killed by the FBI in a bizarre incident , Ibragim Todashev told agents that his friend Tamerlan Tsarnaev was indeed linked to a 2011 triple murder , according to papers filed by federal prosecutors in a Boston court on Monday. "According to Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the...

Father of Slain Tsarnaev Friend Will Sue FBI

He wants to know the truth about Florida shooting

(Newser) - The father of the Chechen man shot dead by the FBI while being interviewed about his friendship with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev says he plans to sue the agency—not for compensation, but for the truth about his son's death. Abdulbaki Todashev, father of 27-year-old Ibragim, has traveled...

Cops Ignored Boston Bomber in Murder Probe

Friends thought Tsarnaev was acting strange after shooting

(Newser) - Could police have prevented the Boston Marathon bombings by arresting Tamerlan Tsarnaev for an earlier triple-homicide ? That's the tantalizing question raised by a piece in today's New York Times , which reveals that relatives and friends of three men murdered in Waltham in 2011 have long argued that...

FBI Shooting Probes Always End Well for FBI

Since 1993 there have been about 150 shootings; all were deemed legit

(Newser) - If you're an FBI agent and you wind up shooting someone, good news: You were probably justified, as far as the FBI is concerned. With the bureau's promise of a full internal investigation into the shooting of unarmed Boston Bomber pal Ibragim Todashev in the news, the New ...

Tsarnaev Friend Attacked FBI Agent as He Read Text
FBI Agent Distracted by Text When Tsarnaev Pal Lunged
officials say

FBI Agent Distracted by Text When Tsarnaev Pal Lunged

Officials reveal new details in Ibragim Todashev shooting

(Newser) - The details surrounding the shooting of Ibragim Todashev , friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, continue to be tweaked: Though officials said yesterday that Todashev was unarmed when he was shot, today a slightly different version of the story is emerging:
  • The New York Times reports that Todashev first knocked

Tsarnaev Friend Unarmed When FBI Shot Him: Officials

Ibragim Todashev's death under review by several groups

(Newser) - New details are emerging on the killing of Ibragim Todashev at the hands of an FBI agent. Some officials have said Todashev , a friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had a knife or tried to take an agent's gun during questioning in the early morning at his own...

Tsarnaev Friend's Father Suspects FBI Torture

Abdulbaki Todashev headed to US

(Newser) - The father of Ibragim Todashev , Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend killed during FBI questioning this week, says he thinks authorities "tortured my son and that he suffered a painful death," he tells Reuters . Abdulbaki Todashev, who works for the mayor of Grozny, Chechnya's main city, plans to visit...

Reports: Tsarnaev Friend Admitted Role in 2011 Murders

Ibragim Todashev fatally shot by FBI

(Newser) - One intriguing detail has emerged regarding the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend during FBI questioning. Various outlets including CNN , CBS , and NBC are reporting that while Ibragim Todashev appeared to have had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing, he did admit to helping Tamerlan kill three men...

FBI Killed Man Who Knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Friend

Details murky on Ibragim Todashev's overnight death in Orlando

(Newser) - An odd Boston-bombing sidebar: A man was fatally shot overnight by an FBI agent in Orlando, and multiple sources say the dead man was connected to Tamerlan Tsarnaev in some way. NBC 's anonymous sources say Ibragim Todashev had previously been questioned about his relationship with the suspect and...

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