Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2009

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

FBI Responds to United States Parole Commission Decision to Deny Parole to Leonard Peltier

Statement of Thomas J. Harrington, Executive Assistant Director, FBI Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch:

The FBI family has never forgotten the ultimate sacrifice made by FBI Special Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams, and we fully support the decision of the United States Parole Commission to deny parole to Leonard Peltier. His callous criminal acts demonstrated a complete disrespect for human life and for the law. His time served in jail for their 1975 murders has not diminished the brutality of his crimes or the pain and sorrow felt by the families of his victims or the FBI family.

Read Harrington’s July 28, 2009 request for denial of parole for Leonard Peltier.

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