Boston Police Superintendent Shares Lessons Learned From Marathon Bombings
Boston Police Superintendent William Evans met with local Minnesota law enforcement officials to share lessons learned from marathon bombings. Evans says the attacks were a turning point, "The whole country has changed their policy when it comes to sporting events."
The bombs in Boston were carried to the race route in backpacks, something Evans says has prompted change, "Marathons in general are trying to get away from the whole baggage issue."
Virginia Brophy Achman is the Executive Director of Twin Cities in Motion, the organization behind the Twin Cities Marathon. Achman says race officials are focused, "Safety has always been our priority. Every year we meet with all the agencies to talk about our safety protocols."
Superintendent Evans says increased protective measures are the new normal, "That's sort of sad that we've come to that, but, we've got to tighten things up."