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Archive for January 30th, 2011

U.S. Park Police Detectives Cleared in D. C. Fatal Shooting in 2009

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Park Police detectives won’t face any criminal action in connection with the fatal shooting in D.C. in 2009.

The Justice Department announced Friday that it found “insufficient evidence” to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against U.S. Park Police detectives involved in the fatal shooting of Trey Joyner, 24, in an alley in Northeast Washington.

The Justice Department said representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which help investigate the D.C. shooting, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI’s Washington Field Office met with the Joyner family and their representatives to inform them of the findings. The Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney’s Office was involved instead of the D.C. office because of a potential conflict of interest.

“The investigation reviewed all of the material and evidence generated by the Washington Field Office of the FBI, including witness statements, crime scene evidence, ballistics reports and medical reports,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Trey Joyner’s mother, Brenda Joyner, responded to the findings, according to the Washington Post, by saying: “My concern is justice. We are still looking for justice.”

“We did not get the truth.”

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Chicago FBI Helping in Hunt for Missing Stanley Cup Puck

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI in Chicago has dealt with some pretty heady issues in the past few years, from international terrorism to the high-profile indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Now comes the case of the missing puck.

The FBI’s forensics experts in Chicago have been helping to try and locate the puck that passed through the net of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 to give the Chicago Blackhawks the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane shot the puck to win the 2010 Stanley Cup.

The Tribune reported that the puck went missing after it went into the net and the Blackhaws started celebrating. It hasn’t been seen since.

“All we’re doing is helping,” Chicago FBI spokesman Ross Rice said, according to the Trib. “The people who are doing this are doing it on their own time. They feel they are a part of history.”

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