Audio: D.C. Police Chief Lanier Reviews Inaugural Security
Police Chief Lanier spoke with washingtonpost.com briefly this afternoon about how security went for Inauguration Day, addressing complaints by those who were stuck outside the blue and purple gates at the Capitol, praising efforts by the law enforcement officers from around the country who worked the event, and answering other questions.
"I'm in awe this morning," she said. "I had a conference call this morning, and I said, was there any fatalities yesterday, did we lose anybody yesterday? Because we had experts of course around the country who were predicting, if you have 1 to 2 million people and the temperature is 30 degrees or less, you stand to have 50 people who could die just by the nature of that size crowd, a statistical number. So we were all hearing that we would have elderly people who would for one reason or another not make it through, and crush injuries, and there's nothing. There's no major injuries."
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