Ed Davis: 9K additional runners to run Boston Marathon next year

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August 2, 2013, 8:10 am
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(NECN) - As relieved about an arrest in the Amy Lord case as many people are, questions about whether her kidnapping and murder could have been prevented remain.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis joined NECN to discuss how Edwin Alemany was changed with Lord’s death, and what this means moving forward.

Davis said he was frustrated with demotion of the former Boston detective who was found to have failed in following up crime lab e-mails and calls in a 2012 case involving Alemany. He also said there is no doubt that Alemany is Lord’s killer.

“Make no mistake about this. The person responsible for this murder is Edwin Alemany,” said Davis.

Davis said they’ve arrested Alemany 10 times, but he was still on the streets.

What measures are in place or need to be in place to prevent attacks like this?

Davis said this was a worst-case scenario, and that unfortunately, there are people who have been cycled in and out of the judicial system for years, and that this will put more pressure on legislators.

He said that since the Boston Marathon bombings, the FBI has implemented better protocols with information-sharing.

“We’re moving in the right direction with those issues,” said Davis.

David said that they are planning for more runners next year.

"There's also going to be an increase in the number of runners.  We have 9,000 more runners that are going to be in the field," he said.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: Boston, Arrest, death, Boston Marathon, Ed Davis, Bombings, Amy Lord, Edwin Alemany
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