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Uvalde school shooting in Texas: ‘cascade of police failures’, department report says

No surprise. In a report released Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice concludes that law enforcement’s response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, left 19 children and two teachers dead.

The department’s team that led the investigation, which began days after the shooting, “found several serious violations before, during and after the shooting,” the more than 550-page report said, citing in part the fact that the officers on the scene place, didn’t do it. not “immediately assume that it was a shooter.”

“Please send the police now.”

She points to “a cascade of failures in command, decision-making, tactics, policy and training that contributed to these failures and failures.” After the killing rocked this small, quiet Texas town, the delay in police intervention to stop the massacre sparked anger and confusion as the 19 officers on the scene expected a specialized unit to attack.

This is despite the fact that law enforcement received numerous calls from people in the affected classes, including from a child asking: “Please send the police immediately.” “The shooter was killed approximately 77 minutes after the first officers arrived,” said the authors of the report, based on 260 interviews and nine visits, or 54 days on the scene, according to the document.

Source: Le Parisien

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