Questions grow over Monterey Park shooting information sharing
There are still plenty of questions surrounding this weekend’s mass shooting in Monterey Park — California.
Law enforcement experts still have a major question: why did it take so long for police to alert the public that the gunman was still on the loose?
About 20 minutes after the shooter killed 11 people at a ballroom dance hall
— he brought a submachine gun-style weapon into *another* nearby dance hall.
That attack was thwarted and the shooter was chased away.
Nearly five hours then passed before local police held a news conference to announce that the shooter was still at large.
Former SWAT team members who spoke to the Associated Press said a public alert should’ve gone out immediately after the shooting — preferably before the shooter even got to the second dance hall.
On Monday — Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said his department was strategic in how they released information — but that he *would* review the police response.
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