Authorities have refused to explain their inconsistencies to anyone who has enquired citing numerous excuses ranging from 'not wanting to prejudice a potential trial' to 'national security issues' and everything imaginable in between.
One of those questions has been 'Did authorities know the identity of the alleged bombers prior to the shootout?'
Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division, Vincent Lisi, Colonel Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police and Commissioner Edward Davis of the Boston Police 10/17/2013
Some of the latest revelations have serious implications for one aspect of the investigation in particular, the murder of MIT officer Sean Collier. Investigating authorities claim Tamelrlan and Dzhokhar Tsarneav (who has been charged with his murder) killed Collier by shooting him in the head at close range whilst he was sat in his patrol car on the MIT campus on the night of 18th April 2013
Under such circumstances one may rightfully ask why Collier's murder was not
prevented in the first instance, or why the suspects were not apprehended in the
minutes after the crime itself.
Senator Chuck Grassley has been instrumental in calling for detailed answers to
these very questions and made the following statement noting the details of the
FBI presence on campus that night.
"In the hours leading up to the shooting of Collier and the death of the older suspect involved in the bombing, sources revealed that uniformed Cambridge Police Department officers encountered multiple teams of FBI employees conducting surveillance in the area of Central Square in Cambridge. It is unclear who the FBI was watching, but these sources allege the Cambridge Police Department, including its representation at the (Joint Terrorism Task Force), was not previously made aware of the FBI's activity in Cambridge."
Sen. Chuck Grassley 10/16/2013
Richard Deslauriers, the Special Agent in charge during the marathon bombings has
also entered the fray and stated:
Under the circumstances, this appears to be an extremely odd comment to make.
No one was suggesting the FBI were responsible for Collier's death
Who shot Sean Collier?
Sen. Chuck Grassley (20/16/2013) cited in 'FBI invites inquiries with its secrecy' The Boston Herald
Annear S (18/10/2013) 'FBI: The Tsarnaev Brothers Were Not Informants' Boston Magazine.