Aurora Theater Shooting

Report: Aurora's Response to Theater Shooting Saved Lives But Better Communication Needed

This may be one of the most important conclusions in a review of Aurora's response to the July 2012 theater shooting: "No one died who could have been saved."

However, the report does point out that several aspects of the police, fire, paramedic and public information response were problematic or could have been handled better. Among the biggest: Communication between the police and fire department command staff was inadequate. For example, fire personnel didn't know that a suspect had been arrested

Continue for a summary of the key points, as well as the full report.

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