While we are concerned, we look forward to reviewing the investigation in detail and issuing a statement after that. In fairness the government and our client, we will not be responding to the report until we have an opportunity to read it, digest it and verify the accuracy of what is in the report. We will be holding a press conference, likely next week, at which time we will respondCertainly, the FBI's failure to prosecute a single agent in its history for shooting a suspect does not help its' credibility. They have also done an excellent job ensuring that key friends and witnesses to the events of the night are unable to be in the US before the report is released.
div>Our concern however is not only regarding whether the agent was justified at the time he pulled the trigger, which was the focus of the state and federal investigation, but about the pattern of civil rights abuse that occurred before, during, and after the killing of Ibragim Todashev.
The Department of Justice has amatuerishly and irresponsibly leaked information to the Washington Post and the Washington Post, as equally amatuerishly and irresponsibly, published unconfirmed information in their effort to be "first". The Todashev family, the American public, and the international community are entitled to conduct expected and becoming the Department of Justice and the Washington Post. Once the Department of Justice and State Attorney reports are made public, our defense will, on behalf of the Todashev family, review the report and hold a press conference, date, time and place to be named later, discussing our reaction and expectations of what the future may hold in this matter in order to ensure that the Todashev family concludes that when we say in America "justice for all" it's not just a fourth grade perfunctory observation as we say the Pledge of Allegiance.
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