Baltimore Congressional Delegation on Suiter Investigation
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- The Baltimore Congressional Delegation has issued a response to the FBI's refusal to lead the investigation of the death of Baltimore Homicide Detective Sean Suiter.
Baltimore's Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the agency's decision in a press conference Wednesday.
Thursday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, all democrats, released the following joint statement:
“We are disappointed by the refusal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take the lead in investigating the murder of Baltimore Police Department Detective Sean Suiter. While we appreciate the FBI contention that no evidence exists to suggest that Det. Suiter’s homicide was directly connected to the corruption probe in which he was to testify, the reality remains that little-to-no progress has been made in solving the homicide. This means that his family, colleagues and community still lack the peace of mind and sense of justice that would accompany a successful resolution of this investigation, underscoring that the full resources and attention of the federal government remain required to solve this case. We expect that the FBI and other federal agencies that have been cooperating in this investigation will remain fully engaged until justice is delivered, and that the FBI will immediately reconsider its decision to assume leadership of the investigation should any new evidence suggest it is merited.”
Detective Suiter died last month after being shot during a homicide investigation in West Baltimore.
Police say Suiter was shot with his own gun after a confrontation with a suspicious person in an alley. Police say there is zero evidence that Detective Suiter killed himself.
Wednesday, the Commissioner referred to the shooting, as a murder.
A reward of $215,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.