Marathon Bombing Report Criticizes Response to Shootout

An official analysis of authorities' handling of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing condemns a largely uncontrolled response from some of the 2,500 police officers who took it upon themselves to show up at the scene of a shootout with suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The analysis said the uncoordinated response contributed to a chaotic scene where one transit cop was gravely wounded and two others were mistakenly fired on by colleagues. The 126-page "after-action" report, a collaboration of several local and state agencies, including the city of Boston and the Massachusetts State Police, blames poor weapons discipline for "dangerous crossfire situations" involving some of the officers who shot toward the suspects without identifying a target



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