Joint Statement from Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis
|FBI Boston May 10, 2013|
In light of recent media reports, the FBI and BPD want to ensure the public and our community members that our agencies have long had—and continue to have—a close, strong and effective partnership.
These professional and personal bonds are reinforced every day—from those working the streets to the highest levels of command—as we collaborate on several task forces to serve and protect the citizens of our fine Commonwealth. While some have questioned the level of cooperation and information sharing between our two agencies, question asking should not be confused with a reasonable evaluation of the facts and circumstances surrounding this matter.
During the bombing investigation, an enormous amount of information and intelligence was fully shared, and that sharing resulted in the identification and apprehension of two individuals within 101 hours of the attack on the Boston Marathon. That information sharing was reflective of our long-standing collaboration.
As stated on several occasions, one team—one fight. The cooperation and collaboration between our agencies during the attack was unprecedented in our state’s history. In the days since the attack, an already strong relationship has only grown stronger. We stood side by side before the attack and throughout the days after the attack; we stand side by side now and will do so in the future.
Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent In Charge, Boston Division of the FBI
Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis