Transcript: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s remarks on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Transcript of press briefing remarks by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis on the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, on April 19, 2013:

Four days ago, my city was ruthlessly attacked. There’s no explaining the savagery involved here. There’s no explanation for it.

I spent the last several days looking at hundreds of hours of videotape. I got to see how brutal an attack it was over and over and over again.

But more importantly, I got to see what the Boston Police Officers who responded to that scene along with the medical personnel and the other first responders to put people back together. Tourniquets, stemming the bleeding with their hands, putting a man who was on fire out with their hands – these are the things that came out of the savagery. Makes me proud to be a Boston Police officer. It makes me proud to be a part of this team.

Rick DesLauriers from the FBI could not be more cooperative. We’ve sat together almost hour for hour for the last 4 days, sharing every single bit of information in a real team. Colonel [Tim] Alben – the same way. Carmen Ortiz with us all the time. And then to bring the Governor and the Mayor together, leading the City of Boston in responding to this.

I finally just want to say that the citizens of this city have been incredible. They’ve been patient with us. They’ve endured an enormous amount of heartache and aggravation over the last 4 days but we’re very happy to try to put this back together. Thank you.


Learn More:

4 Comments on “Transcript: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s remarks on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect

  1. Pingback: MBTA establishes fund to aid officer wounded by Boston Marathon bombing suspects | What The Folly?!

  2. Pingback: Arsenal of explosives suggests Tsarnaev brothers may have planned more bombings | What The Folly?!

  3. Pingback: Boston Marathon bombing | What The Folly?!

  4. Pingback: Boston Marathon bombing suspect captured | What The Folly?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.