Army reviews troop use after Ala. after shootings

By: SAMSON, Ala. (AP)
By: SAMSON, Ala. (AP)

A The Army has launched an inquiry into the use of soldiers from Fort Rucker in the town of Samson after the south Alabama shooting massacre.

The Army confirmed Wednesday that 22 military police and an officer were sent to Samson after the mass slaying of 10 people last week. The town's tiny police force and county officers were stretched to the limit after the shootings.

Some have questioned why Army troops were sent to Samson, suggesting the move was a possible violation of federal law.

An Army spokesman says officials with the Army Training and Doctrine Command are trying to determine what happened. Among the questions is why the troops were sent to Samson and what they did while there.


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