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New Report Looks At How To Better Handle Incidents Like Borderline Bar And Grill Mass Shooting

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The Borderline Bar And Grill attack scene early on the morning of November 8th, 2018

A final report on the deadly Borderline Bar and Grill attack in Ventura County in 2018 which left 12 people dead calls for a number of planning and training improvements. 

The “After Action Report” looked at everything from tactical training to equipment, to see what can be learned.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office report includes 30 recommendations.  The ideas range from improving communication between different law enforcement agencies to beefing up dispatch centers during a major emergency. 

The report looks at ensuring equipment - like bulletproof vests and helmets - is up to date and being used.  Additionally, it suggests more training for commanders and field officers for incidents of this type.

12 people died as a result of the November, 2018 attack at Borderline, a popular country dance club in Thousand Oaks.  The gunman killed himself.

A clear motive was never established for the attack.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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