fed with information from an authoritative source that Jewell was a kind of person who would create an incident just to emerge as a hero (Beebe & Pherson, 2011). Besides, the source indicated that Jewell’s account of what happened appeared vague and that he seemed uncomfortable when describing or discussing the victims. Furthermore, the FBI was told that Jewell had expressed his desire to become a security agent and suggested that becoming a hero during the Olympic Games would provide an avenue for fulfilling his desires (Beebe & Pherson, 2011). It was a result of these issues that the FBI publicized that Jewel was the prime suspect of the attack. The misidentification of Jewell as the number one suspect may have had a substantial impact on the failure of the FBI to identify Rudolf sooner and perhaps even disrupt his bombing attack series. As such, the FBI’s efforts and mindset focused on Jewell. The officers were convinced that Jewell was the main culprit based on their background checks and the testimoniesgiven by other people (Ostrow, 2000). Nevertheless, they wanted to prove beyond reasonable
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Federal Bureau of Investigation, Richard Jewell, Centennial Olympic Park bombing