BSO In Hot Seat After Internal Report Finds Problems In Handling Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Jun 6, 2017

The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) is facing criticism over its handling of the fatal mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last January. 

An internal draft review released Friday by the Sheriff’s office points to a series of failures by authorities involved in the emergency response. The Sun-Sentinel reports that the review found that BSO's failure to take immediate control of the situation led to a series of errors and that communications between law enforcement agencies were in some ways ineffective. 

Stephen Hobbs, reporter for The Sun-Sentinel, which earlier launched its own investigation into BSO's response, examined the 99-page review. He joined WLRN's Bridget O’Brien to talk about some of the critiques levied in it. 

*You can read more of The Sun-Sentinel's report here.