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Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Lawsuit: Florida Firm Ignored Warnings About Pulse Shooter



    New Surveillance Footage Released In Pulse Shooting

    Surveillance video caught the moment gunman Omar Mateen arrived at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, where he would open fire into the crowd, killing 49. Warning: Video contains graphic footage. Viewer discretion advised.

    (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019)

    A Florida-based security company is being sued for allegedly ignoring warning signs that the man who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub was unfit to be a security guard.

    The Palm Beach Post reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court against Jupiter-based G4S Secure Solutions. The lawsuit says G4S ignored complaints about Omar Mateen's behavior while providing him with firearms training.

    It was filed on behalf of the mother of 32-year-old Deonka Deidra Drayton of Orlando, who died during the June 2016 rampage.

    Mateen was killed by Orlando police.

    G4S said it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

    The lawsuit also claims the nightclub failed to provide adequate security or sufficient exits. The families of several victims have filed similar suits against Pulse and Orlando police.

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