In an August 11 letter made public by the Valdosta Times on Tuesday, Ellen Glasser, national president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to urge U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, of the Middle District of Georgia, to complete his investigation into Johnson's death.
"Mr. Moore's review began more than twenty-one months ago, and it has taken a huge personal and professional toll on Special Agent Bell and his family. They have had to face many challenges as a direct result of Mr. Moore's review," the letter says.
It adds that the Bells have been "subjected to a steady stream of threats while a cloud of suspicion hangs over them."
"Absent a finding that Johnson's death was a homicide, the continuing and relentless targeting of a dedicated FBI agent and his family sends a disturbing message to the law enforcement community," the letter continues.
The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI is made up of 8,500 former and active FBI agents and operates independently of the FBI.
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