(Republican Insider) – The plot continues to thicken surrounding the awful shooting that happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 children and two teachers dead, as the chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has not responded to several requests made by Texas Rangers for a new interview for the investigation into the incident.
ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky, Texas DPS, placed emphasis in a recent statement on the fact that the Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde CISD Police are cooperating with investigators, but noted that the chief of the Uvalde CISD Police, Pete Arredondo, was not issuing a response to a request for an additional interview.
Because nothing sounds suspicious about that, right? Clearly, there’s more going on here than we’ve been led to believe. Of course, there have been many reports that have emerged detailing failures by local law enforcement to prevent this tragedy from occurring when they had the opportunity to do so this is not making things look any better.
The state is looking into whether Arredondo had a police radio on him during the time of the shooting, according to reports from the New York Post.
.@TxDPS: “Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde CISD Police have been cooperating with investigators. The chief of the Uvalde CISD Police provided an initial interview but has not responded to a request for a follow-up interview with the Texas Rangers that was made two days ago"
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) May 31, 2022
“As the on-scene commander of the law enforcement response, Arredondo instructed police to refrain from directly engaging the shooter,” the Western Journal is reporting.
Steven McCraw of Texas DPS stated that it was an action described as being the “wrong decision.”
Well, yes, that should have been obvious at that moment as well. Anytime you have people in danger, you go into the building and rescue them. That’s literally what it means to serve and protect. You definitely don’t stand there while kids are being murdered and do nothing, simply because you’re afraid of being shot.
It seems courage is in short supply these days.
“From the benefit of hindsight where I’m sitting now, of course, it was not the right decision. It was a wrong decision. Period. There was no excuse for that,” McCraw went on to say at a Friday news conference.
“There were plenty of officers to do what needed to be done, with one exception, is that the incident commander inside believed he needed more equipment and more officers to do a tactical breach at that time,” he continued.
“The decision not to rush the gunman immediately was based on the incorrect assumption that the shooting had evolved into a siege situation and that lives were no longer at risk,” the report stated.
Finally, at one point, Border Patrol agents managed to breach the classroom where the gunman was located and fatally shot him. The police response to the situation has been heavily criticized by members of the local community.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has promised that the response by law enforcement officers in Uvalde will be thoroughly investigated.
Abbott then revealed that he had been “misled” in a law enforcement briefing on the incident.
“The information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate, and I’m absolutely livid about that,” Abbott said during the Friday news conference.
“They need answers that are accurate, and it is inexcusable that they may have suffered from any inaccurate information whatsoever,” he added.
Let’s hope that the truth about this situation comes out and we finally know what really happened. If there was some sort of negligence on the part of law enforcement, those involved need to be held accountable for what happened to the victims, who were just children, in this horrific shooting.
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I’ll wager the Uvalde police chief was involved in enabling the massacre to occur. He’s either a deep state operative himself, or was bribed by the Dems into ordering his men to stand down.