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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2016

Statement of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California after the release of the Critical Incident Review of the San Bernardino Public Safety Response to the December, 2015 Terrorist Shooting Incident

            LOS ANGELES – Today United States Attorney for the Central District of California Eileen M. Decker issued the following statement regarding the Critical Incident Review of the San Bernardino Public Safety Response to the Terrorist Shooting on December 2, 2015:

            “This report highlights the extraordinary bravery of all of the first responders who put their lives on the line in the midst of a terrorist rampage. The report also underscores the horror and suffering of the many victims during this calculated and vicious attack. These victims had no chance to protect themselves as a result of the callous perpetration of violence, while others heroically sacrificed themselves in an attempt to stop the shooting. In the face of this unfathomable suffering, the law enforcement personnel and citizens who put themselves in harm’s way to help others exemplifies the very best that our country has to offer.  This report records the lessons learned from the tragic events of December 2, 2015, and also stands as a testament to the bravery and skills of our first responders.”

Press Release Number: 
16-213
Updated September 12, 2016