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Father of Pulse victim suing security firm that employed nightclub shooter Omar Mateen

Stephan Tomlinson seeking millions from G4S
Posted: 3:42 PM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-10 19:42:50Z

The father of one of the people who was killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting is suing a former employer of the gunman.

Stephan Tomlinson, the father of Shane Tomlinson, filed suit in Palm Beach County earlier this week against G4S, the Jupiter based security firm that employed Omar Mateen.

In the complaint G4S is accused of not properly vetting Mateen, ignoring red flags in Mateen’s behavior and not reporting to the state incidents that could have resulted in Mateen losing his firearms license.

Instead, G4S continued to employ him and provided training to Mateen enabling him to become a proficient gun user and expert marksman, according to the court document.

Tomlinson’s attorney Willie Gary said in a news release: “G4S took a calculated risk by not taking the necessary precautions or implementing the necessary evaluations, monitoring and training procedures for their guards.”  As a result of their negligence, Shane Tomlinson and 48 others lost their lives, while many others were wounded. There is no amount of money that will ever be able to replace the loss of Shane, but we hope that our pursuit of justice will force G4S to properly evaluate, monitor and train their officers."

Read the complaint here: