As I continue to speak about the Beltway sniper investigation to groups thru Zoom and other media, I am now asked on every occasion, “How do police continue to do the job and where do we go from here?”
Imagine every scenario in front of you and what you would do in the event the unexpected happened. That teaches us to overcome the fear of the unknown. Training and preparation overcome. Fear paralyzes.
Real causes and real solutions to a multi-faceted violence problem in this country are not simple sound bites.
The 17-year-old killer’s DNA was the only DNA ever found on the rifle. Malvo was the trigger man who knew what he was doing.
There is plenty of intelligence that can be shared with our local business community and the citizens we protect.
Mid-Atlantic agencies, post-9/11, quickly realized that communication was key to preventing a future attack.
Investigators had no way of knowing which bit of info might break the case wide open.
The BOLO for the Caprice was broadcast to every police department and aired within 30 minutes on TV and radio.
Former criminal intelligence operations commander for the Maryland State Police reflects on the investigation in a four-part series.