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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
On Monday, December 18, 2017, the COPS Office released its after-action assessment of the law enforcement and public safety response to the Pulse nightclub attack on June 12, 2016. The shooting, which was determined to be a terrorist attack, injured more than 100 people and resulted in the loss of 49 lives.
At the request of City of Orlando Police department (OPD) Chief John Mina, the COPS Office and its research partner, the Police Foundation, conducted a critical incident review of the OPD response to the attack. The thorough assessment determined that the OPD and their law enforcement partners responded to the attack in a manner consistent with recognized practices. It also produced other significant findings, to include:
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