FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After 8-year-old Salem Sabatka was found safe, questions about Amber Alerts started coming in, with many people saying they didn’t receive one.
Fort Worth police say just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, they were notified Sabatka had been kidnapped. By 9:00 p.m. they decided to send what information they had to the Amber Alert Center at TexasDPS in Austin, which handles statewide alerts.
DPS says even though the information did not meet their criteria, since license plate information was not available, they decided to go with it.
At 11:00 p.m. Saturday, an alert was posted on the Texas Alerts Twitter account and distributed to law enforcement statewide, but it was not sent as a wireless alert, because current policy prohibits that between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
At 6:00 a.m. the…
Original published: 2019-05-22 21:41:49 Read the full Dallas News here
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