Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 5, 2001

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI DIRECTOR LOUIS J. FREEH TODAY ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:

"We are very disappointed that the court concluded that further fact finding is necessary, especially given the prior court decisions in favor of Agent Horiuchi.

"We have the utmost respect for the process, however, and will continue to support Agent Horiuchi and his family as this litigation continues.

"As so often happens in law enforcement, split-second life and death decisions must be made by those sworn to enforce the law. We continue to believe strongly Agent Horiuchi met the legal standard that protects law enforcement officers when they carry out their sworn duties, even when the consequence in hindsight is regrettable."

 

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