Sanford Police And FBI ‘Investigating’ New Black Panther ‘Dead Or Alive’ Flyers | Mediaite It would be irresponsible for either the Obama White House or the FBI itself to comment on an ongoing investigation until this investigation has developed some findings and made a determination if a warrant/warrants will be issued and arrest(s) made in the threats case. That's how law enforcement works, both at the local and federal level. Commenting on an ongoing investigation can compromise sources and/or the investigation itself, and is an entirely fruitless activity. Just because you aren't seeing coverage of the activities by Tampa and other local FBI offices doesn't mean that they aren't occurring, in tandem with the USAO for the Middle District of Florida. Any kind of high profile case like this, particularly involving threat and/or the conspiracy to commit a criminal act, is likely to be investigated and filed at the federal level. In this instance, it looks like a possible RICO case, which involves a lot of federal legwork and documentation/investigation at multiple levels. The suspects in this case also reside in multiple localities around the U.S., so it isn't a purely local investigation. Hope that helps.