Pakistani police drop case against former CIA lawyer, station chief over 2009 drone strike

Pakistani police say they have dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people.

Police officer Mohammad Nawaz said Thursday that the case against former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank was dropped the day before because the drone attack did not happen in the jurisdiction of the police station in Islamabad where the case had been registered.

Bank left Pakistan in 2010 after his cover was blown when a Pakistani man threatened to sue the CIA and others for $500 million over the deaths of his 18-year-old son and his brother in a purported Dec. 31, 2009 drone strike in a Pakistani tribal region.