Feds to Review Police Response to Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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AP

The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will conduct an "after-action assessment" of the police response to last month's deadly shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, NBC News reported.

The assessment will look at how prepared Orlando police was for June 12 mass shooting, as well as tactics used, the DOJ said.

Forty-nine people were killed when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the nightspot frequented by the LGBT community and took hostages. Mateen was killed by police after an hours-long standoff.

Some have questioned why police waited for hours while Mateen had hostages in a bathroom before moving in to end the standoff.

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