Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement Monday saying that the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., “deserves a fulsome review” and directing the local office of the FBI and attorneys from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office to work with local law enforcement in investigating.

The statement reads, in part:

The federal investigation will supplement, rather than supplant, the inquiry by local authorities. At every step, we will work with the local investigators, who should be prepared to complete a thorough, fair investigation in their own right. I will continue to receive regular updates on this matter in the coming days. Aggressively pursuing investigations such as this is critical for preserving trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Some wonder about those other “fulsome” investigations that seem to have been lost along the way.


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