Las Vegas police fire officer who hesitated during shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have fired an officer who froze in the hallway of a Las Vegas Strip hotel while a gunman the floor above fired on a music festival crowd.

Police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield confirmed Tuesday night that Officer Cordell Hendrex was fired March 20.

Police union president Steve Grammas told The Associated Press in an email that Hendrex had been fired because of his actions during the 2017 mass shooting.

Hendrex acknowledged in a police report that he was “terrified with fear” as the gunman above killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Grammas told the Las Vegas Review-Journal , which first reported Hendrex’s firing, that the union does not believe the officer should have been fired and is fighting to get him reinstated.

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