The lawsuit, filed by Ian Sullivan in federal court in Denver, alleges, like previous suits filed against the theater, that inadequate security at the Century Aurora 16 allowed the attack to happen.
The suit details some of the known security procedures the theater had taken after previous altercations both in the theater and at the Aurora mall by hiring off-duty law enforcement for security on Friday and Saturday nights.
The suit alleges that knowing that large crowds were expected for the midnight showing Thursday night into
Friday morning, the theater should have hired added security that day, too.
Other allegations also blast the theater for safety precautions related to the lack of alarms on the emergency doors, and the lack of training for the employees - both for preventing crime, and for reacting to such an incident.
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