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February 6, 2014

Friends testify at Fla. theater shooting hearing

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"There's nothing in my affiliation with him that would lead me to believe that he's a danger," said Thomas DePolis, who worked with Reeves to set up a SWAT team at the Tampa Police department.

Another witness, Margaret Scalise, said her husband worked with Reeves when he was security director at the Busch Gardens theme park. The Scalises and the Reeves traveled frequently together.

"He's a very honest and honorable man," Scalise said.

Assistant State Attorney Manny Garcia said he will call four witnesses who saw the shooting. None of them, Garcia said, saw Oulson hit, strike or touch Reeves — but they did see him become more agitated that afternoon.

The judge also ruled on two open-records motions. The judge will allow surveillance video from the theater to be shown in court Wednesday. He also ruled that all discovery evidence will be sealed from the public for 30 days so Reeves' attorneys can review it and perhaps challenge all or parts of its release to the public.

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