Former Sheriff Dee Anderson Troubled Fort Worth Police Did Not Issue Regional Amber Alert In Salem Sabatka Kidnapping

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Questions have emerged about why statewide Amber Alert wasn’t activated until five hours after the kidnapping.

Former Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson created the idea for the Amber Alert which began here in North Texas before spreading nationwide.

Dee Anderson (CBS 11)

He says Fort Worth Police could have issued a regional Amber Alert within minutes of the Saturday evening kidnapping instead of waiting hours for the state to do it.

Within minutes of Salem Sabatka’s kidnapping in a Fort Worth neighborhood and captured by a homeowner’s doorbell camera, police had a description of a car and suspect.

Salem Sabatka (Credit: Fort Worth Police Department/Twitter)

The 8-year-old was gone in an instant with an apparent stranger.

Former Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson says it’s a rare and perfect set of circumstances for a regional…

Original published: 2019-05-20 16:39:57 Read the full Dallas News here

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