Orlando Police Officer’s detail the 3 hour standoff with the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen.
Video by The Washington Times:
The Orlando Police Department and the FBI declined to provide further clarification Tuesday. Cornwell also declined to further clarify what happened inside, citing the ongoing investigation and instructions not to talk about such details.
He did not second-guess the decision for the officers to hold their position outside the bathroom.
“We just basically stayed there, waited for movement, and we just held our position until SWAT got there,” said Cornwell, who never fired his weapon. “Once SWAT got there, they told us to retreat, that they’d take over because we were not really in tactical gear — we were just in our police uniforms.”