Boston Police Chief: FBI Never Told Us of Tamerlan
Ed Davis says his department should have been notified of investigation
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 2:55 PM CDT
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Boston's police chief says the FBI never informed his department that it investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev a while back after getting a warning from Russia. Would it have mattered? Ed Davis told a House panel today that it's impossible to say but that his department "absolutely" would have taken its own look at Tsarnaev. “When information is out there that affects the safety of my community, I need to know that,” he said, reports the Boston Herald.

Lawmakers dwelled on the point, reports Fox News. "The idea that the feds have this information and it's not shared with the state and locals defies why we created the Department of Homeland Security in the first place," said Texas Republican Michael McCaul, who chairs the House's homeland security panel. “We can and we must do better.” Meanwhile, one big loose end has been tied up: Tamerlan's body has been buried.

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ken1945
May 9, 2013 8:42 PM CDT
Cops! Two Muslims walking around in Boston wearing back packs and not one cop thought to check them out? Now the chief wants to blame the FBI, thousands of cops looking for the bad guy and Joe taxpayer finds him, Where are the cops when you need them? harassing the the poor guy who just trying to make a living.. you go figure??
char
May 9, 2013 5:46 PM CDT
They didn't tell them because they knew it was an inside job...a false flag. There were drills that day...drills the feds tried to cover up, of the same type as what actually happened that day just shortly after the drills--just as with all the other false flags. Drills, with all of them.
Cat-Lover
May 9, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Why should the FBI have told the Boston Police about Tamerlan Tsarnaev? He didn't live there. He lived in a completely separate legal jurisdiction, Watertown.