TPD Releases Independent Review of the Dontae Morris Manhunt

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WHAT: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Police Chief Jane Castor, U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office Director Bernard Melekian and CNA's Director of Public Safety James (CHIPS) Stewart will unveil the after action report detailing the department's manhunt for Morris.

WHEN: May 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: TPD Downtown Headquarters, 411 North Franklin Street, Tampa

DETAILS: Ten months after the tragic murders of Officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis, the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is releasing an independent review of the department's search for Dontae Morris. The COPS Office commissioned CNA's Institute for Public Research to analyze the manhunt for Morris, which was the largest search in the department's history. The federal agency will share this in-depth reconstruction and review on a national level, allowing other law enforcement agencies to learn from Tampa's experience.

CNA is a nonprofit organization that provides high-level research and analysis services to federal, state and local government agencies in many areas including safety and security.