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Oddly, FBI suppresses Todashev autopsy

Remember when Ibragim Todashev, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsnaraev? IIRC, Todashev was being interrogated by several FBI agents, and after all but one of them left the room. Whereupon Todashev got whacked by the agent who remained. Oh well. At least he wasn't shot while trying to escape. The Globe:

A Florida medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that the FBI has ordered the office not to release its autopsy report of a Chechen man fatally shot by a Boston FBI agent in May because of the federal agency’s active internal investigation into his death.

The medical examiner’s office said it completed the autopsy report on Ibragim Todashev, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber, on July 8 and that the report was “ready for release.” The agent shot and killed Todashev on May 22 in his Orlando apartment during an interrogation related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

“The FBI has informed this office that the case is still under active investigation and thus not to release the document,” Tony Miranda, forensic records coordinator for Orange and Osceola counties in Orlando, said in a letter to the media today. Miranda said state law bars his office from releasing the report if an criminal investigation is ongoing.

How con-v-e-e-e-n-i-e-n-t.

And I'm sure the FBI investigation is proceeding with all deliberate speed.

NOTE Thanks to jawbone for keeping the story alive and katiebird for finding the link.

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