Uvalde school police chief “decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children,” Texas DPS director says

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told a state Senate committee Tuesday that the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school shooting was an “abject failure” and police could have stopped the shooter at Robb Elementary School three minutes after arriving were it not for the indecisiveness of the on-scene commander, who “decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children.”

McCraw said the inexplicable conduct by Uvalde school district police Chief Pete Arredondo was antithetical to two decades of police training since the Columbine High...

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