A few months ago, we posted a story about the FBI asking if anyone would like to help it collect $5 million from the Orlando shooting victim.
The FBI declined, citing the amount the FBI needed to pay a lawyer for a public defender.
The Justice Department has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle the case.
This week, the FBI told ABC News that it plans to hire another lawyer.
But this time, the bureau will have to pay another lawyer, according to The Associated Press.
The AP obtained a copy of the FBI memo in which the bureau asked for $1.1 million in fees and attorney’s fees.
The memo said the bureau was seeking $5,716,972.21 to be paid to the defense lawyer, Daniel Vesely.
Vesele is also the attorney for the victim’s family.
The DOJ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesman for the Orlando police department said in a statement that the department “reassures the public that we are confident in the integrity of the criminal investigation into this senseless and tragic shooting.”
But the Orlando Police Department, which also declined to comment, has defended its handling of the shooting, saying the officer-involved shooting happened after the officer was “provoked” by a “mixed message” that was broadcast on social media.
The Orlando Police Chief Adam Collins, who is African-American, said the officer involved was “not involved in any kind of confrontation or conflict.”
In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday, Collins said that his officers have been given “a lot of information” that is inconsistent with what they have seen.
He also said that a lot of people in the community “understand” that the officers involved in the shooting were on their phones and that the “police are a very good law enforcement organization.”
He said he is “very disappointed” with what he sees as a lack of communication from the DOJ.
The Associated the DOJ’s letter did not include a statement from the department acknowledging the settlement.
The department also declined an interview request for a spokesperson.
But in a letter to the AP, the department said it would “conduct an independent review” of the case and that it was “aware of the media coverage of the investigation.”
“As part of our review, the Department will review the circumstances of the incident and any recommendations for changes or reforms to the policy and procedures governing the use of force in the Department,” the letter said.
“The Department has a responsibility to ensure that all appropriate resources are deployed in accordance with the Department’s training, and we will use every opportunity to ensure appropriate and effective training is conducted in accordance.”
The Justice Dept. did not directly comment on the FBI request for the attorney’s fee and the DOJ settlement with the family.
But the DOJ did say in a press release last week that the bureau has “significant investigative resources” to pursue the case, including the Orlando-area FBI offices.
“These resources, along with our ongoing criminal investigative efforts, will enable the FBI to continue to investigate this tragedy, to gather evidence, and to bring justice for the victims and their families,” it said.
The Department of Justice has previously said that it has “robust policies” in place to deal with the potential misuse of government resources.
“If a request is made for attorney’s costs or fees from an individual or an entity that does not have a conflict of interest, it will be reviewed to ensure the request is properly made,” DOJ spokeswoman Melanie Sloan said in an email.