The FBI has cleared a federal agent in Boston in the fatal shooting of a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev last year in Orlando, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.
The same officials said Friday that a Florida prosecutor conducting a separate investigation into the FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev, 27, during an interrogation last May had also concluded that the agent committed no wrongdoing. But the prosecutor quickly denied that he had made a final decision.
A spokesman for state prosecutor Jeffrey L. Ashton said Ashton planned to review the investigative materials this weekend and make a decision by Monday. He had previously announced that he would release his final report on Tuesday.
“The State Attorney has not made a final decision regarding the investigation into the death of Mr. Todashev and he has not communicated his decision to any federal officials,” spokesman Richard Wallsh said in an e-mail.
The law enforcement officials spoke to the Globe on condition of anonymity because the reports still have not been released to the public. The Washington Post also reported that Ashton concluded Todashev’s shooting was justified.
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