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FBI Probed Orlando Terrorist for 10 months, Now Sees "Strong Indications of Radicalization"

June 13, 2016
The FBI closed out that probe in May 2014 after Mateen, during the course of two FBI interviews, told agents he had made those statements “in anger” because he thought his co-workers were discriminating against him and were “teasing him because he was a Muslim,” Comey said.
<p>Omar Mateen (Photo: Social Media)</p>

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

June 13, 2016
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."
<p>Powdered fentanyl is extremely dangerous, even to law enforcement responding to a scene. (Photo: Lake County SO)</p>

DEA Says Officers Can Die from Handling Powerful Narcotic

June 13, 2016
The DEA warns officers to take extra precautions if they come in contact with the drug, which is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Video: Responding to the Orlando Nightclub Massacre

June 13, 2016
Mina said the off-duty officer engaged in a shoot-out with Mateen up until more officers arrived. Additional police officers arrived and also engaged the suspect, and “forced him to stop shooting and retreat to the bathroom where he had some hostages.”
<p>Orlando Police Chief John Mina (Photo: Orlando PD)</p>

Orlando Chief Sends Inspirational E-Mail to Officers After Nightclub Massacre

June 13, 2016
"On the darkest day of my 25 years at the Orlando Police Department, I wanted to take a moment to tell all of you how proud I am of the work you have done today and will do over the next days and weeks."

Video: Man Arrested Sunday in California with Weapons May Have Been Targeting Gay Pride Parade

June 13, 2016
An Indiana man armed with three semi-automatic rifles and chemicals that could be used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he was headed to a West Hollywood gay pride parade, officials said.

Video: Georgia K-9 Dies After Being Left in Hot Car

June 13, 2016
A Georgia K-9 died Friday after being left in the patrol car of a school police officer for nearly three hours.

Baltimore Prosecutor Facing Total Collapse of Freddie Gray Cases if Driver Acquitted

June 13, 2016
“The whole point is they put him in the back of a paddy wagon and they roughed him up and that’s why he died. If you can’t even prove causation for the basic theory of the case for the driver of the vehicle and the injury then how can you prove all these ancillary officers did something wrong?”

New Jersey Officer Seriously Injured in Hit and Run

June 13, 2016
A Newark, NJ, police officer suffered serious injuries when he was struck and dragged by a car that fled the scene early Sunday, authorities said.

Man Brandishing BB Gun Shot by Denver Police

June 13, 2016
A suspect, who police say was pointing a gun at people from a balcony in downtown Denver, is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered when officers opened fire.
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