September 22, 2013

WE SURE SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF THESE UNEXPLAINED “STAND DOWN” PROBLEMS: SWAT Team Ordered To “Stand Down” Hasn’t Been Interviewed.

Members of a Washington DC Swat team who the BBC has learned were ordered not to respond to Monday’s Navy Yard shootings have yet to be contacted by the authorities.

The Capitol Police tactical response team was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers, sources told the BBC.

Meanwhile, the department has installed a new leader of the elite unit. No reason has been given for the decision.

Gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people. . . .

Days after the shooting, none of the officers has been questioned by officials or investigators from a special panel that was convened on Wednesday. Members of the Containment and Emergency Response Team (Cert) are typically debriefed “right away, at the very least the following day” after an incident, a Capitol Police source said.

“[They] haven’t even been given the courtesy of a debrief… They have not even been given an answer as to why the decision was made that they should not respond,” the source added.

Another Capitol Police source close to the incident told the BBC: “No-one’s talked to these officers since this happened.”

What’s next, making them all sign non-disclosure agreements?

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