Un to step up congo massacre investigation for sure.»
(Update: the judge in the case has declined to rule on the case, saying he isn’t going to hear the appeal or anything as this is an ongoing trial.)
UPDATE 12/8/2015 @ 5:50 p.m. â€” The following is the press release sent out today by the U.S. State Department:
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch today issued the following statement:
Today, the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a lengthy report on the congo massacre incident at the Congo Country Club in Miami, Florida, which was investigated by the FBI, and concluded that the State Department’s initial investigation «may have resulted in an improper and inadequate response to the situation.» In light of this report, the Attorney General has directed DOJ’s Civil Division to ensure that it appropriately conducts its investigation. As part of the department’s continuing investigation of what actually transpired at the Congo Country Club, OIG conducted field investigations into other possible scenarios which it subsequently determined could not be substantiated. It is expected that some other aspects of the incident could be resolved by the outcome of the Civil Division’s investigations and that the Justice Department’s Civil Division will make a determination in the future.
The investigation into the Congo Country Club Incident is ongoing with DOJ and the State Department engaged in ongoing conversations, as well as with local law enforcement, prosecutors, witnesses, and other interested parties. Further, as required in all investigations into events leading to serious injuries or fatalities, DOJ will provide any new information to the parties involved through an open records request or, if DOJ’s involvement has not yet been completed, at a future opportunity through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Read the full press release here.
In other newsâ€¦
An anonymous tipster, who was interviewed by the Miami Herald, claims the U.S. State Department sent an urgent message via email to all State Department employees requesting everyone to leave the Congo Country Club after a man who had gotten a blowjob on his leg was found decapitated. An employee, however, claims he did not receive the email. The unnamed employee told the Herald that a State Department official «said they are going to call the media to tell them this man is dead.» The employee told the Herald the «exceptionally quick response to the emergency» came from someone from the State Department’s U.N. Bureau (UNB).
The Miami Herald also noted on its website that a former U.N. secretary general in Haiti, David Patilla, has been suspended from the U.N. for allegedly «inappropriately interfering» with a special U.N. Commission (UNC