Uvalde PD took steps to improve response to mass shootings prior to DOJ’s critical incident review, city says
The Uvalde Police Department took action to improve the way the law enforcement agency responds to a crisis such as mass shootings prior to the U.S. Department of Justice’s critical incident review of the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers, the city said in a news release Thursday.
Uvalde Police Department’s acting police chief placed on leave after report outlines failed response
The mayor of Uvalde announced Sunday that the city’s acting police chief on the day of the Robb Elementary School massacre has been placed on leave after a new report found wide failures by law enforcement, according to the Associated Press.
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.
Several Uvalde police officers possibly exposed to coronavirus
UVALDE, Texas – Several Uvalde police officers who may have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus are under quarantine. According to the Uvalde Police Department Facebook page, the department is taking precautionary measures by having the officers quarantined. Test results are pending. According the Facebook post, the department is following and practicing CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of the public and staff. Currently, the city of Uvalde has no confirmed positive cases.