Giuliani, Davis Lament Lack of FBI Info Sharing with Local Law Enforcement


The FBI must share more information with local law enforcement if the U.S. hopes to thwart another bombing like the Boston Marathon episode, law enforcement experts told members of Congress this week, reports The Hill. “We can no longer deal with this by not sharing information. We're going to miss other Bostons if the federal government doesn't engage the local police department in a very, very big way,” said Rudy Giuliani, former Justice Department official and New York City mayor during the 9/11 attacks. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX), said the FBI had refused to appear before the committee to discuss Boston. The FBI failed to inform Boston police about its investigation of accused bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lived in the Boston area. “There should be a mandate somewhere that the federal authorities have to share that with us, so that we can properly defend our community,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Guiliani said the FBI believes, “We can't trust the local police [ ] they're going to leak the information, maybe even inadvertently because they're not as professional as we are.”

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