New York Times investigation bolsters Uvalde parents’ demands that more officers be held accountable
Families of the victims killed in the May 24 Robb Elementary School massacre say a New York Times investigation is further proof that more people need to be held accountable for failing to protect their children that day.
Uvalde protestors hold vigil, demand that school district suspend officers
Brett Cross launched the protest Sept. 27, joined by other Uvalde families who say the school district hasn’t held five of its officers accountable for their part in law enforcement’s delayed action during the May 24 shooting.
Five Department of Public Safety officers face a formal investigation over Uvalde shooting response
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from several local, state and federal agencies have been heavily criticized for the delayed response in confronting the gunman during the worst school shooting in Texas history.
Robb families honor their loved ones as district police chief Pete Arredondo is fired
On the three-month anniversary of the Robb Elementary shooting, families of the victims took control of the board meeting to talk about the lives taken as the board met privately to terminate Pete Arredondo's employment.
Uvalde school board fires Chief Pete Arredondo over shooting response, after he calls vote a “public lynching”
Uvalde school officials have faced mounting pressure to fire Arredondo, who received much of the blame for the delay in confronting the shooter during the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary.
Uvalde CISD to consider new elementary school, resolution calling for special session on assault rifles during meeting Monday
The school board is expected to consider the development of a new elementary school, approve an updated 2022-2023 calendar and vote on a resolution to be forwarded to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him to call a special legislative session to consider raising the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles from 18 to 21.
Uvalde schools look to fire Chief Arredondo after shooting
Uvalde’s top school official has recommended the firing of the school district police chief who has been blamed for the botched law enforcement response to the elementary school shooting nearly two months ago that killed two teachers and 19 students.
“Systemic failures” in Uvalde shooting went far beyond local police, Texas House report details
In total, 376 law enforcement officers descended upon the school, according to the most extensive account of the shooting to date. It says that better-equipped departments should have stepped up to fill a leadership void after the Uvalde schools police chief failed to take charge.
Uvalde officials told DPS that police had ‘zero hesitation,’ ‘each minute was used to save lives,’ document shows
The City of Uvalde painted its law enforcement officers as “heroes” that had “zero hesitation” and saved hundreds of people in the May 24 attack on Robb Elementary School, according to a document presented to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Uvalde's new anguish: Video shows police waiting in school
Surveillance footage captured the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting enter the building with an AR-15 style rifle and later shows officers in body armor milling in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classrooms where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council
The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.
“Nobody’s giving us any answers”: Uvalde families demand details of shooting investigation at City Council meeting
Uvalde’s mayor said city officials could be prosecuted for releasing details of the investigation. Pete Arredondo, the City Council member and school district police chief, was absent for the second straight meeting.
Uvalde schools police chief placed on leave amid fierce criticism of school shooting response
The move comes weeks after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary. Uvalde CISD police Chief Pete Arredondo, one of the first to respond, and state officials have provided differing stories about what happened inside the school.
Here’s how Pete Arredondo and other law enforcement differ on what happened during the Uvalde shooting
New information released by law enforcement sources and the director of the Department of Public Safety tells a different story about police response to the shooting than Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo.
Takeaways from Texas DPS director’s testimony about the Uvalde shooting, gunman and police response
McCraw on Tuesday gave much-asked-for revelations about the timeline, mistakes and missed opportunities. Specifically, he said Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde school district police chief and on-site commander, made “terrible decisions.”
WATCH LIVE: DPS director testifies about Uvalde shooting before Texas Senate committee
UPDATE: Law enforcement authorities had enough officers on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to stop the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw testified on Tuesday.
Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children.
Greg Abbott’s handwritten notes raise fresh questions over who “misled” him about Uvalde shooting response
The nine pages of blue ink on white lined paper, first published by the Houston television station KTRK, show how the governor prepared his remarks for a news conference May 25, the day after the shooting — presumably based on information being given to him.
DPS disputes state senator’s claim that troopers ‘waited in hallway’ of Uvalde school during shooting
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that reports of troopers waiting idly outside two adjoining classrooms at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 21 people last month, are “inaccurate.”
Five takeaways from Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo’s interview with The Texas Tribune
This week, Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo and his attorney granted an exclusive interview to The Texas Tribune to detail his version of what happened inside Robb Elementary School on May 24, when a shooter killed 21 people.
Waiting for keys, unable to break down doors: Uvalde schools police chief defends delay in confronting gunman
Criticized by law enforcement experts for slowness in taking out the shooter, Pete Arredondo described an agonizing wait for a key that would work. In an interview with The Texas Tribune, he said he hadn’t spoken out sooner because he didn’t want to compound his hometown’s grief or point blame.
Uvalde CISD police chief knew of injuries in classrooms, still chose to delay officers, reports say
As shots rang out inside Robb Elementary, Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo delayed officers for over an hour to confront the gunman, even though he was aware that some inside were in urgent need of medical care, according to ABC News.
Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting response
The Texas school police chief criticized for his actions during one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history says in his first extensive published comments that he didn't consider himself the incident commander as the massacre unfolded.
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before ordering law enforcement to confront and kill the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a Uvalde City Council meeting, despite being newly elected to the panel.
Police chief who led the response to the school shooting in Uvalde had no radio at the scene, reports say
The revelation is the latest to point to deficiencies and missteps in authorities’ response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School. Police opted to wait for reinforcements and tactical gear, taking more than an hour to confront and take down the shooter.
Uvalde CISD police hosted active shooter training in March that urged ‘immediate, decisive action’
The course included scenario training and informed officers taking part that in active shooter cases they “will usually be required to place themselves in harm’s way and display uncommon acts of courage to save the innocent.”
‘Lost opportunity to show resolve’: Secret swearing-in of Uvalde CISD chief as councilman was legal, but expert says it sends the wrong message
The swearing in of Pete Arredondo and other recently elected Uvalde city council members Tuesday without a public ceremony was legal but sends the wrong message, an expert in local governance told KSAT on Wednesday.