Skip to comments.FBI reportedly scales back Andy Lopez killing inquiry (Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted on 11/02/2013 12:37:41 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert
The FBI is not conducting a full, independent investigation into the death of a teenage boy who was shot by a sheriff's deputy last week, but instead offering local police support, several local law enforcement leaders said this week.
The stance is an apparent reversal from the bureau's notice last week, when its agents told command staff at the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and Santa Rosa Police Department that the agency would conduct its own investigation of the Oct. 22 shooting death of Andy Lopez, looking for potential violations of federal civil rights laws.
The FBI's role in the case has grown more murky since Friday, when Sheriff Steve Freitas and Santa Rosa Chief Tom Schwedhelm welcomed what each called an independent investigation by the bureau.
But this week, after agents met with Santa Rosa police officials and District Attorney Jill Ravitch, the bureau's intentions appear less clear.
Both Ravitch and Schwedhelm understood the agents to mean there would not be a separate FBI criminal investigation paralleling Santa Rosa's inquiry.
An FBI spokesman insists the agency is conducting an independent investigation to determine the facts to see if a federal crime was committed.
We're doing a separate, independent investigation, said spokesman Peter Lee. It is separate from what everyone else is doing.
But he refused multiple queries to describe what exactly agents would be doing in Sonoma County or whether they would be truly autonomous or working side-by-side with local police or even conducting their own interviews with the deputies involved and witnesses.
Santa Rosa police are reviewing the incident under a two-decades-old countywide protocol that requires fatal shootings to be investigated by a separate agency.
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Nobody actually expects the badgemonkeys at ANY level to ever hold
one another accountable. Unless video exists directly proving criminality
on the part of the thugs their word is the word of god and they can do no
It happens if you would remove your blinders and do a simple internet search.
Don’t respond to Alaska Wolf.
He is a loner and will say anything that is contrarian for the sole purpose of getting a rise out of you.
Your response will only serve to give him relevancy and validate his existence.
I’m sure Reni Todashev will find that reassuring, I’ll be sure and let her know. She’s still waiting to find out the results of the so-called ‘investigation’ into the FBI’S MURDER of her husband, Ibraghim.
There is nothing to investigate. The coward killed this boy in cold blood. It is cut and dry.
how’s the investigation of the agents murdered with fast and furious weapons and those that supplied them going?
Who is in jail and what has changed?
I thought the FBI were tasked with investigating interstate crimes, not local crimes. I do not understand what their involvement in this matter is supposed to be.
This is a question. Let me be clear that I am making no comment regarding my thoughts on the incident itself.
The FBI is there in case structures need to be burned down.
Mothers also.might require head shots.
Andy Lopez may have been too Anglo or not dark enough for the FBI to pursue a larger investigation. Maybe the poor kid was actually White Hispanic like George Zimmerman
The FBI are there to provide cover for Santa Rosa’s faux investigation.
Already they are saying that there is now no dashcam in that particular vehicle.
Really — in this day and age.
Even podunk communities in the middle of nowhere have dashcams.
Don’t tell me, I’ll bet you belong to the Alex Jones flock of conspiracy sheep.
Your questions would be better directed at Eric Holder and Obama, don't you think?
Is that so? http://forums.officer.com/t165889/
And I’ll bet you belong to the Alex Jones flock of conspiracy sheep who’ve QUESTIONED the government’s story and recognize that BENGHAZI was NOT a HOAX...that 4 AMERICANS were ALLOWED to DIE to FURTHER OUR GOVERNMENT’S AGENDA.
Why stop THERE? Yes, I question EVERYTHING I’m told and been told.
Our government has shown that it is fully capable of MURDERING it’s OWN in order to win the support of the American people when it wants to further it’s sick agenda, whether it be going to war, gun control, etc.
Our government MURDERS it’s OWN and blames a patsy of a religious or political group it wants YOU to HATE.
Our government is MURDERING IT’S OWN and getting AWAY with it, because people refuse to question.
YES, I’ll question EVERYTHING and certainly DO NOT need Alex Jones to do it. Your labels mean nothing to me.
Again you demonstrate that you don’t diddly about what the police have and don’t have.
Most agencies do not have dash cams in every car. They are very expensive to buy, mount and maintain.
As do I, but I don't form opinions, make judgement and decisions based on hearsay, bloggers, propagandists and attention whores claims. I need credible sources with proof.
Poor baby, did someone pee in your cornflakes? Grow up!
Here's a little reading material for you. I hate ignorance, don't you?
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2013/10/15/mjf-sheriffs-deputy-fired-arrested-sexual-misconduct/ If you need more I can provide it.