The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has turned over its part of the Pulse nightclub shooting to a local prosecutor in Orlando.
The FDLE on Wednesday passed the case to State Attorney Jeff Ashton.
The FDLE was investigating the death of gunman Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and seriously injured another 53 patrons during the June 12 massacre at the gay nightclub.
Mateen was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Orlando police officers and Orange County deputies after a three-hour standoff. Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during a call with dispatchers.
Prosecutors in Ashton’s office will determine whether the officers’ use of force was appropriate.
Meanwhile, the FBI continues its investigation into the deaths of the 49 victims.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.