New body camera footage of Pulse shooting released
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - New body camera footage recorded by law enforcement on the morning of the Pulse nightclub attack has been released to the public.
The video shows reaction by Orange County sheriff's deputies in the hours fallowing the mass shooting on June 12, which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded. Gunman Omar Mateen was killed by SWAT team members..
It comes just over a week after 911 audio recordings were released by the City of Orlando. Police negotiators talking to the gunman at first weren't sure if the person they had on the phone was actually in the Pulse nightclub. The audio recording were released after a judge ruled they should be made public.
Earlier this week, the city announced plans to purchase the Pulse nightclub and eventually convert the site into a memorial.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that the city has reached a deal to buy the gay nightclub for $2.25 million.
Dyer says the site should probably remain as-is for the next 12 to 18 months, as it has become a gathering place for mourners.
He says the city will reach out to the community for advice on how plans for the memorial should proceed.
The purchase price is $600,000 more than its appraised value.