FBI kept Russian warning on Tsarnaev from Boston police
As was revealed during Thursday's Congressional hearing on the Boston marathon bombings, the FBI never passed on to the Boston police the 2011 warning issued from Russia about the elder Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan. As the New York Times reported:
Police Commissioner Edward Davis said that though some of his officers worked with the F.B.I. on a joint terrorism task force, they did not know about the Russian tip or the bureau’s subsequent inquiry, which involved an interview with Mr. Tsarnaev and his parents.
Had his department learned about the Russian tip, “we would certainly look at the individual,” Commissioner Davis told the House Homeland Security Committee.