With the recent release of a comprehensive study of the response to the Boston Marathon Bombing and events that followed in Watertown that was critical of some of the actions of law enforcement, a Watertown Town Councilor wants to have a review of the shootout and manhunt.
Councilor Susan Falkoff said she read the Boston Globe’s recent editorial called “What went wrong in Watertown.” The story detailed some of the shortcomings of the response by law enforcement, and said, “despite good intentions, the presence of hundreds of officers in Watertown put lives at risk and did nothing to assist the search.”
At Tuesday’s Town Coucnil meeting, Falkoff said she wants to get some answers about what happened in Watertown on April 18 and 19, 2013.
“The citizens of Watertown remain grateful for the work of the police, but the report states that the best practices were not followed,” Falkoff said. “It is critical of the overall management of the search. I request we have a forum or meeting on the Watertown Manhunt.”
Falkoff asked the meeting to be held during the request for information portion of the meeting, so no discussion was held on the subject.