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After LAX shooting, bill mandates coordination

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Crime,Homeland Security,California,National Security,Air Travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation that responds to a deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last year would require law enforcement and emergency officials to prepare together for potentially deadly incidents after a report found poor coordination.

AB1598 by Democratic Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona would require police, fire and other emergency services to train together for incidents involving active shooters. He says it is vital that agencies work in a "cohesive way."

The Assembly approved the bill on a 70-0 vote Wednesday, sending it to the Senate.

A gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration officer and injured three others during the shooting. A review found the airport was ill prepared for a crisis and that the emergency response was hindered by communication problems and poor coordination.

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