August 14, 2013
Why It’s Vital to Get the Truth About Ibragim Todashev’s Killing

Earlier this summer, the FBI shot and killed Ibragim Todashev at his Orlando, Florida apartment, where he was being questioned by law enforcement officials. Afterward, police sources gave wildly conflicting accounts of what happened just before his death: some said he was unarmed but agitated; others said he was armed, but disagreed about the weapon. Did he reach for a gun? A samurai sword? A knife? A metal pole? A broomstick? Every news report seemed to tell a different story. The FBI wouldn’t go on record with an official version of events, and was unusually tight-lipped about the case, even as the dead man’s grieving father speculated that his son was murdered. The ACLU, the Counsel on American Islamic Relations, and various newspaper editorial boards called for an independent investigation, in part because when the FBI investigates itself, its agents are basically always found blameless for fatal shootings.Then the story faded from national headlines.
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Why It’s Vital to Get the Truth About Ibragim Todashev’s Killing

Earlier this summer, the FBI shot and killed Ibragim Todashev at his Orlando, Florida apartment, where he was being questioned by law enforcement officials. Afterward, police sources gave wildly conflicting accounts of what happened just before his death: some said he was unarmed but agitated; others said he was armed, but disagreed about the weapon. Did he reach for a gun? A samurai sword? A knife? A metal pole? A broomstick? Every news report seemed to tell a different story. The FBI wouldn’t go on record with an official version of events, and was unusually tight-lipped about the case, even as the dead man’s grieving father speculated that his son was murdered. The ACLU, the Counsel on American Islamic Relations, and various newspaper editorial boards called for an independent investigation, in part because when the FBI investigates itself, its agents are basically always found blameless for fatal shootings.

Then the story faded from national headlines.

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