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Boston Bombing: Father of Chechen Killed by FBI Sues Over 2013 Death

Published: May 25, 2017
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The family of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot at least six times by an FBI agent in his Orlando apartment during a routine interrogation in May 2013, is suing federal and state parties they believe to be responsible for the man’s death.

Todashev, who is believed to be an acquaintance of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead during an FBI interrogation in which he was questioned about the terror attack and possible involvement in a 2011 triple murder.

After examining autopsy photos of his son’s body forwarded to him by one of Todashev’s friends, the man’s father claimed his son was shot “execution style,” including six times in the torso and once in the back of the head.

“The nature and extent of Todashev’s injury is death by at least seven gunshot wounds. Todashev’s death on May 22, 2013, was the result of excessive force by FBI agents and negligent hiring/supervision by the FBI–all of which resulted in Todashev’s wrongful death,” the complaint states.

The Boston Globe has more on the Todashev family’s lawsuit:

The family of a Chechen man who was fatally shot in his Orlando apartment in May 2013 while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a wrongful- death lawsuit against two FBI agents and two Massachusetts state troopers.

A 15-page civil complaint was filed Monday in federal court in Florida by the estate of Ibragim Todashev on behalf of his parents.

The complaint names FBI agents Aaron McFarlane and Christopher John Savard, state troopers Curtis Cinelli and Joel Gagne, and the United States of America as defendants.

Savard is an Orlando police officer and member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force who operates as an FBI agent as a JTTF member, the complaint says.

McFarlane shot Todashev seven times as the 27-year-old was trying to leave his residence after hours of questioning, and the other defendants conspired to cause his death, the lawsuit alleges.

“Todashev’s death on May 22, 2013 was the result of excessive force by FBI agents,” the complaint said.

That claim differs sharply from prior statements by law enforcement officials, who have said in reports that Todashev, a mixed martial arts fighter, hurled a coffee table at McFarlane and charged him and Cinelli with a metal broomstick before McFarlane opened fire.

And, the authorities have said, Todashev had earlier confessed to participating in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Marathon bombers, who died in a clash with police days after the deadly blasts.

But in the complaint filed Monday, lawyers for Todashev’s estate said that investigators coerced him into making a false confession.

An FBI spokeswoman said Wednesday night that the bureau cannot comment on pending litigation.

Read the lawsuit, obtained by Infowars:

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