"He's an athlete. He's someone with no facts of the case whatsoever," Jeff Follmer said Sunday of Hawkins, Cleveland.com reported. "He's disrespecting the police on a job that we had to do and make a split-second decision."
"We don't know that [police] were called to this house. So far, nothing has been there to back it up," Cleveland Detective Jeff Follmer told CNN. "Everybody is going to come out of the woodwork right now and say they called police, but until we find some facts to say they were in that house or by that house for a call, it's not true. We take missing children very seriously."