ORLANDO, Florida. – More than two and a half years after 49 people were massacred at a gay nightclub in Florida, a prosecutor says there is no clubgoers were caught by responding officers’ bullets and every time the responding officers fired their weapons was reasonable and justified.
Attorney Aramis Ayala released her office’s findings on Wednesday after extensive research.
The public ministry concluded that responding officers and deputies are busy with the gunman, Omar Mateen, five separate times during the more than three hours that he was in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016.
Mateen was killed during an exchange of gunfire with SWAT team members.
His wife was acquitted last year of complicity to him and lying to FBI agents during a federal trial.