Report Shows Car Taken From Crime Scene, Communication Shortage During Mass Shooting

Incident at Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock happened in July 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In 21 pages, the Little Rock Police Department Emergency Management Team analyzed the response to the city's mass shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in July 2017.

There were 56 police officers working at the time of the shooting, only six employees were working in the 911 Call Center.

The first call came in at 2:27 a.m. and the first officer arrived at the club on 6th Street and Center at 2:30 a.m.

Dispatchers told paramedics the scene was secure at 2:34 a.m. without officers informing the Communication Center they searched the nightclub.

The report reads, 'fortunately the scene was safe for these units to arrive and their early arrival in the incident undoubtedly contributed to the successful treatment of the victims at the scene but it could have also ended in tragedy had an active aggressor still been in the area'.

Officers secured the club at 2:39 a.m. but firefighters were never given the OK to enter by the Communications Center.

The report shows tourniquet training saved lives on July 1st, 2017. It also shows officers did a good job turning the scene from an active incident into a crime scene.

It took 20 hours to collect evidence from the club, officials say LRPD turned down help from the FBI to process the scene.

The team reports someone 'entered the extended crime scene and entered a vehicle that contained blood from a  victim inside. this subject then left the area in the vehicle'.

Officials say that compromised the integrity of the scene.

The team says 13 guns were fired during the mass shooting. There were 25 shooting victims.

The report also details officers detained around 20 witnesses during the chaos but there were hundreds in the venue that night. It also shows some 'suspects were likely still in the crowd that pushed past officers in the early response. These people were never checked for weapons and no guns recovered at the crime scene were used in the shooting'.

Click here to read the full 21-page After-Action Report.

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