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Sioux City police address criticism of Dean manhunt

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

When a Sioux City police officer was shot, all available resources were tasked with finding the gunman.  Was that use of manpower appropriate?

Sioux City police addressed that criticism head-on Tuesday.

Sioux City police say they've received their fair share of criticism since last week's shooting.

It's directed at the use of local, county, state and federal resources to find one man.

Yes, almost every police officer was on the streets in the hours and days after officer Kevin McCormick was shot.  However, they say they'd do the same for you, and in fact they were.

"We represent the entire community.  They rely on us to keep them safe.  So, if a person will attack that entity that's responsible for keeping everybody safe, it seems likely that they would attack anyone, and that's why it was so important," said Sioux City Public Information Officer Chad Sheehan.

Sheehan added that Sioux City police take every investigation seriously whether it happens to one of their own or a member of the public.

 

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