Friday, April 1, 2011

The founder of the security firm once known as Blackwater questions how federal authorities handled their investigation of an infamous Baghdad shooting that left 17 Iraqis dead.

Erik Prince says in a sworn deposition reviewed by The Associated Press this week that he didn't think the FBI fully investigated the sources of all the used bullets. He says it seemed the ballistics analysis was done to try and prove the guilt of the Americans instead.

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment on Prince's statements.

Five of the men involved were initially charged with manslaughter over the shooting, but a judge dismissed those charges.

Prince was deposed last year as part of a lawsuit alleging that his company had a pattern of using excessive force.


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