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Ex-Police Commissioner: Boston Would Be Able To Handle Olympic Security

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks before a special commission to study the feasibility of hosting the the 2024 Summer Olympics in Massachusetts. (State House News Service)closemore
Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks before a special commission to study the feasibility of hosting the the 2024 Summer Olympics in Massachusetts. (State House News Service)

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the city would be able to handle security if Boston is awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks before a special commission to study the feasibility of hosting the the 2024 Summer Olympics in Massachusetts. (State House News Service)
Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks before a special commission to study the feasibility of hosting the the 2024 Summer Olympics in Massachusetts. (State House News Service)

Davis told a special commission studying the feasibility of hosting the games Tuesday that the city would be well-prepared.

"We have been able to exercise plans of the sort that would be necessary to provide security around the venues in an Olympic situation," he said, "so we are probably better suited than any other place in the country."

Davis cited Boston's experience handling large crowds at sporting events and championship parades.

Security has become a focal point ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Russia.

Jack Lepiarz Reporter and Anchor
Jack Lepiarz is a reporter and anchor at WBUR.

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