“It is complicated,” Gainer said. “Should we have waited one day more? Two days more? That’s the risk you run of how long you are going to let a suspect out. Do you make it public? Do you wait awhile? That’s the push and pull that constantly goes on with police and prosecutors.
“The bottom line is this: I believe they had evidence and followed the trail that led to the first arrestee,” he said.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.