Texas law enforcement chief vows to fire police officer who failed to respond in Uvalde school shooting


Surveillance footage shows police scattered in the corridors of an elementary school

The Uvalde Police have been criticized for their handling of the shooting.Austin American-Statesman/Reuters

  • Texas Public Safety Commissioner Steve McCullough also said CNN He fired people who didn’t do their jobs.

  • A top Texas DPS official said he would resign if his agency shared responsibility for the slow response at Uvalde.

  • Law enforcement responding to the May shooting reportedly waited more than an hour to catch the shooter.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said he would resign if his agency was found to be somehow responsible for the slow response to the Uvalde School shooting. CNN report.

McCullough also vowed to fire any subordinates who failed to perform their duties during the shooting at the Uvalde School.

Gunman 19 children and 2 teachers shot dead At Rob Elementary School on May 24th.

Police officers from multiple departments waited for over an hour before shooting the gunman who had barricaded himself in the classroom.

“Despite the immediate attendance of local law enforcement leaders, it took an unacceptably long time for officers to break into the classroom, neutralize the attackers, and begin a rescue operation. We don’t know at this time if responders could have saved more lives by reducing the time. That delay.” July interim report from the Texas House Commission of Inquiry on the shooting, said.

McCraw told CNN that “nobody gets a pass” and said he would review the actions of more than 90 DPS officers who responded to the shooting. But his comments came after he made conflicting statements at a Texas Highway Patrol captains’ meeting last month, CNN reported.

According to the minutes obtained by CNN, “By the way, no one has lost their jobs. Quite the contrary, all leaders in Region 3 have done their part and stepped up to respond to the moment.” I did,” McCraw said.

McCraw told CNN that DPS has only one regional director.

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