New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was asked about police actions in the case on Tuesday, during a news conference on other, unrelated subjects. He said police "waited for a few days, because obviously (the missing persons unit) would be overwhelmed if we took every report of a young teenager not home."
Kelly said proper protocol was followed.
"I believe that all appropriate action was taken to find this young man," Kelly told reporters.
I would think the NYC police would do more to find a child with a developmental disability on the autism spectrum. He wasn't just another "young teenager not home."