Watertown Police Chief Has Some Regrets About Handling of Capture of Bomber

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Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau told the Boston Globe about some of the regrets he had about how the capture of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was handled in April 2013.

Deveau said that many of the officers that responded after the shootout got in the way. He also said most were not trained in SWAT tactics, which led to some confusion during the capture of Tsarnaev in the boat on Franklin Street, reports the Globe’s Jaclyn Reiss.

When the call went out that the suspect was in the boat, there was confusion with who was in charge of what, Deveau said.

Also, many did not have proper equipment for such a tactical situation.

Deveau gave top grades to the initial firefight between Watertown Police Officers and the Tsarnaev brothers.

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