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Pulse Night Club Shooting Briefing
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29 year old security guard killed 49 people
and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside PULSE, a gay
nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He was shot and killed by Orlando Police
Department officers after a three-hour standoff. PULSE was hosting a "Latin
Night" and thus most of the victims were Latinos. It is the deadliest
incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, and the deadliest
terrorist attack in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001. At the
time, it was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in the U.S.
being surpassed the following year by the Las Vegas shooting. It remains
the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in which the perpetrator did not commit
ASAC Ron Hopper, Tampa Division, was the lead ASAC on the PULSE Nightclub
investigation. His presentation will be a summary of the law
enforcement/crisis response, a look at the resources involved after the
shooting, and where we stand today both on the case and with our law