Uvalde report, new body camera video adds to criticism of school response
Dustin Burrows | Texas State Representative: “If we need a simple phrase to describe what the report says, again, I would say multiple systemic failures.”
Karah RuckerAFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF CONFLICTING AND INCONSISTENT ACCOUNTS OF WHAT HAPPENED IN UVALDE TEXAS…WE’RE FINALLY GETTING ANSWERS AFTER THE TEXAS HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTING RELEASED THEIR FINDINGS OVER THE WEEKEND.
THE UVALDE MAYOR…ALSO RELEASING NEW BODY CAM FOOTAGE FOLLOWING THE PRESS CONFERENCE. IT CAPTURES A FURTHER CHAOTIC RESPONSE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THE REPORT IS 77 PAGES LONG.
IT REVEALS THERE WERE 376 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE.
INVESTIGATORS SAID SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ADOPTED A ‘REGRETTABLE CULTURE OF NONCOMPLIANCE’ WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES.
THERE ARE THREE ENTRANCE-POINTS INTO THE BUILDING. ALL THREE DOORS WERE UNLOCKED THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING.
THE REPORT SAYS THE SCHOOL DID NOT ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION AND THAT THE OFFICERS ON SCENE…SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE.
Dustin Burrows | Texas State Representative: “That day, several officers in the hallway or in that building knew, or should’ve known, there was dying in that classroom. They should’ve done more. Acted with urgency.”
Karah Rucker: THE REPORT COMES DAYS AFTER THE CONTROVERSIAL RELEASE OF SECURITY SURVEILLANCE OBTAINED BY TWO TEXAS NEWS AGENCIES…DEPICTING MINUTE BY MINUTE THE GUNMAN ENTERING THE SCHOOL THEN THE CLASSROOM.
Dustin Burrows | Texas State Representative: “When we wanted to release the hallway video, to members of the family and to the public, we were not going to show his image. He wanted that and he did not deserve it.”
Karah Rucker: RESPONDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE CONDUCTING THEIR OWN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS.