This is likely a legal preemptive strike against any potential wrongful death suits the Cohen family could file against her, especially now that we know Black was the subject of that FDLE criminal probe.
Pamela Cohen's attorney, Guy Rubin, explained a judge could rule against Black if there is evidence of negligence, and the information revealed in the recent FDLE report may play an important role in the lawsuit.
“Any child’s disappearance shouldn’t go to any other agency except the FDLE,” said former State Representative Irv Slosberg.
Slosberg asked the FDLE to get involved in the investigation.
The revived push came after the boys’ boat was recovered off the coast of Bermuda in March 2016.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agreed to reopen its investigation.
“Why we needed the FDLE is we would have never found out what we found out.”
While the FWC report concluded the boys capsized because of weather, the FDLE report highlighted actions that investigators believe contributed to the tragedy.
Investigators pointed out several things, including that Black and other family members should have known that the boys were in imminent danger following a storm. No one could reach the boys, yet investigators say two hours passed before anyone called the authorities or Perry’s parents.
“The fact that Mr. Stephanos went out and searched is what every father would have done,” said attorney Michael Pike.