Sheriff Joe Lombardo met with the members of the media on July 10 to announce the release of the 1 October After-Action Review.
Sheriff: To the community, your police department is prepared. Your public safety is prepared, but it can always be better.— Joe Bartels (@Joe_Bartels) July 10, 2019
This report identifies gaps in which the response could be improved.
Lombardo's office says that the administrative review details what happened that day, identifies ways in which the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department can impove, and creates a document from which other law enforcement agencies can learn.
“It’s our duty to identify lessons learned as a result of a critical incident such as 1 October,” says Sheriff Joe Lombardo, LVMPD.
The report took about 18 months to complete.
The department found 93 recommendations addressing LVMPD in three key areas: preparedness, response, and recovery.
Las Vegas Police combed through thousands of pieces of data including 500 officer reports, 650 interviews, 4,900 dispatch calls and more than 3,000 body-worn camera videos.
The review notes areas that worked, applauding their radios system, dispatch and good relationships between those rushing into the chaos to save lives.
“Regular multi-agency training exercise no doubt saved lives that night,” says Lombardo.
The review also noted limited SWAT communication in hotels and lack of training dealing with the aftermath.
58 people were killed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.
Stephen Paddock fired upon the crowd from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.
He then killed himself before police could reach him.
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