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Mayor: Communications improved after LAX shooting

March 18, 2014
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti says last year's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport exposed shortcomings in the airport's emergency communications infrastructure that have been addressed.

Garcetti made the comments Tuesday upon the release of a report based on findings by several agencies that responded to the Nov. 1 shooting and a review of camera footage, dispatch logs and 911 calls.

The mayor said all LAX telephones and panic alarms now transmit location information to dispatchers when an emergency call is made.

The report says police and fire commanders arrived on the scene with no idea where to go or what the others were doing.

Sean Burton, president of the board of airport commissioners, says the facility needs additional emergency management staff, more training, new equipment and better agreements with law enforcement.

 
 

 

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