Pulse nightclub shooting survivors sue city of Orlando, its police

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 09:16:16-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two years after a deadly nightclub massacre in Orlando left 49 people dead and 53 injured, some of the surviving victims are filing a lawsuit in federal court, saying the city and police didn’t do enough to try to stop the shooter.

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Speaking at a news conference were two people who were at Pulse on June 12, and the brother of a victim. Their suit was filed Thursday in federal court.

More than 35 victims signed on as plaintiffs, accusing the city and its officers violated the Constitutional rights of those who were injured and killed that night.

They allege that an off-duty Orlando officer at the club that evening should have more aggressively confronted the shooter.

Orlando Police didn’t immediately respond to an email for comment.