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DOJ opening investigation into police response

The Justice Department said it would open an investigation into a mass shooting at a school in Uvald, Texas, on Tuesday.

“At the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a review of the critical incident against the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 24,” said DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley.

“The purpose of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses on that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices for preparing and responding to events that are the first response to active shooting,” Coley added. “The renovation will be done with the Community Police Office of the Department.”

Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Pete Arredondo, the school district police chief, made the wrong decision not to allow police to enter the classroom to meet with the shipowner responsible for killing 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.

McCraw revealed that a scene commander had made a calculation that he had gone from being an active shooter to being a barricade event. McCraw added that it took more than an hour for officers to enter the room.

“Of course, it wasn’t the right decision,” McCraw said. “It was a wrong decision. Point. There is no excuse for that.”

McCraw said no effort was made to enter the room during that time.

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