Stories

Pulse first responders suffer from PTSD

A police officer outside Pulse nightclub
A police officer outside the Pulse nightclub memorial in Orlando. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, the first responders who witnessed the gruesome scene are still struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. ProPublica has a deep dive into five of their stories.

The big picture: Police are having flashbacks to the night of the shooting and its affecting their work in the field. All five found it difficult or impossible to go back to work, at least in the field.