Documented Facts

We frequently get requests from people who want to see the original records, which we have collected from a variety of sources including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the City of Orlando, the Orlando Police Department, surrounding responding police departments, the Orlando Fire Department, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and Orange County. We will continue to post these on our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), but are beginning to create an archive here so that they are accessible to the public.

On this page, you will see records pertaining to the unpermitted renovations and code violations at the Pulse Nightclub that hindered the escape and rescue of shooting victims; financial documents pertaining to the OnePULSE Foundation (the nonprofit created by the Pulse Nightclub owner to turn our tragedy into a privatized tourist attraction); and more.

If you notice anything while exploring these primary sources that we have not mentioned in any of our work, please let us know by contacting us via email at nopulsemuseum@gmail.com or on our social media accounts. 

1. $10M Tourism Tax Grant: Documents and Invoices from the OnePULSE Foundation to Orange County Surrounding the $10M Tourism Tax Grant. These were not released to the public, but obtained independently on August 1, 2022:
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2. The City of Orlando's Inventory of Code Violations and Unpermitted Renovations at the Pulse Nightclub: This document was compiled by City Attorneys in preparation for potential litigation against the City of Orlando. This inventory was not previously released to the public and was obtained by CCAPM on October 13, 2020, after back-and-forth to provide the document without redactions after the statute of limitations expired:
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3. The Post-Shooting Inspection That Never Happened: On July 13, 2016, Orlando Fire Marshal Tammy Hughes was scheduled to complete an inspection of the code violations at Pulse Nightclub. She mentioned in text messages to Fire Chief R. Williams that code violations were both documented and observed. However, this inspection never happened.  The City of Orlando claimed that because the building was vacant after the shooting, they had no legal requirement to inspect Pulse Nightclub. It did not matter to them that 49 people were murdered there and code violations were documented to have hindered rescue/escape. The City of Orlando did not want to document or investigate the issues at Pulse and was concerned about its own liability (as documented in the list above). 
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More coming soon as we organize our archives...