Cummings asks FBI director to make Baltimore Police investigation a ‘top priority’

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings pressed the director of the FBI on Wednesday to make the investigation into slain Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter “a top priority” and called on the federal agency to “do everything” in its power to help.

Cummings and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a closed-door meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss concerns with an unrelated Aug. 3 report from the bureau that warned of a threat posed by “black identity extremists.”

Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, said he also wanted to raise the killing, which has shocked the police department and the city. Suiter was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a high-profile police corruption case the day after his killing. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has said federal authorities have told him Suiter was not a target of the investigation.


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