BOSTON, MA – Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis talked with Fox & Friends on Tuesday about the decision to disband Boston’s SWAT team.
This is the same team that was responsible for the capture of the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in 2013.
“The thing I worry about is the special expertise that these officers have in the SWAT team.”
Without the team, that expertise is gone also, such as how to enter subway cars for maximum effect and safety.
The reasons? The team hasn’t been used in several years and it is expensive to maintain. Given diminishing resources that could be used on more urgent needs, it makes sense in the context of an analysis of the history of the department. more