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Former Officer Who Worked with Nightclub Shooter Says Man Got Pass on Homophobia Because He was Muslim

June 13, 2016  | 

Omar Mateen (Photo: Social Media)
Omar Mateen (Photo: Social Media)

A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was "unhinged and unstable."

Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift with G4S Security at the south gate at PGA Village for several months in 2014-15. Mateen took over from him for a 3 to 11 p.m. shift.

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he told Florida Today.


Comments (5)

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KevcopAz @ 6/13/2016 4:12 PM

This is the second time that this politically correct fear of being called a racist or Islama-phobe (remember San Bernardino?) has cost us innocent lives!. We need to fear the terrorists more then the opinion of the progressives and liberal!. Let them judge us after we stop these type of people, let them complain. Better to ask forgiveness then permission as they say.

LEO (RET) @ 6/13/2016 4:37 PM

Seems like PC is the common denominator in this mass murder and the San Bernardino killings. The extremists are exploiting our PC to their advantage. PC is destroying our great country more and more every day.

John retired IA PD @ 6/13/2016 8:47 PM

Gosh, we wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings now, would we? We could PC ourselves into oblivion if we are not careful.

Ordinary Joe @ 6/14/2016 6:45 AM

Wife is now reporting he was homosexual. News reports that he visited the club an many occasions as well as others. Used a homosexual dating app. So this is turning out to be a false narrative. Makes you wonder what the real story is. And what about his accomplice? No mention in the media, but witness accounts say he was helped. Makes you say hmmmmm.

Deputy Moose @ 6/14/2016 8:24 AM

Orlando, San Bernardino, Chattanooga, Ft. Hood, Boston,...what do these places/events have in common? Connect the dots people!

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