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FBI in contact with police in boy's shooting
BATON ROUGE - An FBI spokesman says federal authorities are in "constant communication" with state investigators about last week's fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy by law enforcement officers in a central Louisiana city.
The officers, 32-year-old Derrick Stafford and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr., have been booked on state charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The Louisiana State Police is leading the investigation, and the state attorney general's office is prosecuting the case.
Craig Betbeze, a spokesman for the FBI's New Orleans division, said in an email Tuesday to The Associated Press that he can't elaborate on why the FBI and Justice Department's civil rights division have been communicating with the State Police about the case.
Col. Mike Edmonson said the State Police routinely shares case information with the FBI and will in this case, too.
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