Since Zina Linnik was abducted and killed four years ago, the Tacoma Police Department has made “significant improvements” in its protocols for child abduction cases, an outside investigator hired to review the case has found.
“The current policies and procedures related to child abductions” developed since the 2007 kidnapping, “represent a truly significant improvement,” Simpson wrote.
“However, as written, they are insufficient to optimize a rapid, targeted response to the event of a child abduction.”
The city released those and other findings Tuesday as part of Simpson’s 36-page “case study” analyzing Tacoma police’s handling of the Zina case.
(A full copy of the report can be found here.)