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Aurora mulls outside review of shooting response

7:22 PM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
AURORA, CO - JULY 20: The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - The Aurora City Council is reconsidering an outside review of the city's response to last summer's theater shooting.
Councilmembers will vote Monday whether or not to pay nearly $250,000 for the analysis.

Arapahoe County's district attorney said in February the council should scrap the probe until after the arraignment of shooting suspect James Holmes because it could have caused problems with the prosecution.

A not guilty plea has since been entered for Holmes, who is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

Incident reports and an internal review by the fire department show police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the July 20 shooting, which left 12 dead and 70 injured. Those reports didn't offer any conclusions or recommendations.

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