Report praises Florida agency's response to Pulse massacre

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 12:02:08-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- An internal review mostly praises the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's response to the nightclub shooting in Florida but says improvements could be made in how the state agency identifies victims and notifies next of kin.

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The report released Friday is a self-review of the FDLE's response to the massacre, although the Orlando Police Department was the primary responding agency to the massacre.

A separate review of the Orlando Police Department's response is still ongoing.

The FDLE report says in the rush to get to the scene agents didn't bring common equipment. It recommends having "go-bags" with equipment that agents can take for quick deployment.

Forty-nine people were killed last year in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The Orlando Sentinel first reported on the review.