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NBC – FBI Reviewing Police Shooting of Florida Man Jermaine McBean

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The FBI has opened an investigation into the 2013 death of Jermaine McBean, a Florida man who was shot by police while walking home with an unloaded air rifle, a court filing shows.

The disclosure came in a motion by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, which is seeking to put a hold on a federal lawsuit filed by McBean’s family, who allege police covered up the circumstances of his death.

“I’m glad the Justice Department is going to take a look at it because the local authorities have had two years to investigate this case,” said David Schoen, a lawyer for the family, who requested a civil rights probe.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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