The lawyers of the family of a terror suspect shot and killed by law enforcement in Boston earlier this month have asked the Justice Department to investigate comments made by a congressman in the wake of the shooting.
The family of Usaamah Rahim, 26, say that U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch's disclosure that FBI agents were "under orders not to let him get on that bus" is evidence that authorities tried to illegally arrest Rahim, the family's lawyers said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Rahim was killed after allegedly lunging at investigators with a knife when they approached him about recorded phone conversations on June 2.
Authorities say Rahim plotted with two others to first behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller, then abandoned that plot in favor of attacking police officers.
Rahim's family has denied the allegations.