Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said the sniper shootings during a protest on Thursday that killed five Dallas police officers may change law enforcement policies and practices in the country.
“This is a game changer. Police now are going to have to worry about force protection, go into a more military mode now when handling any of these demonstrations. I think it’s at a time when we’re trying to get closer to the community … this throws a wedge in between the police and the community we’re trying to serve,” Davis told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
Davis said the horrific attacks would not be forgotten.
“Now we have to be forward looking to make sure that the officers, who in the past have been engaged in minor disturbances or making sure traffic is handled properly around these events…. Now we have to be cognizant of the fact that there could be a threat beyond that,” he said.
Former NYC homicide detective Bo Dietl said the attack appeared to be well planned and coordinated.
“I’ll guarantee there [were] four people at least involved in this, because you had rapid fire from the rooftop from different places. He’s walking around… this was preplanned and if you watch his tactics, he was very well versed in military procedure,” he said.