Uvalde police response slammed in damning tactical assessment
Shannon Longworth: There’s a new damning assessment of the police response to the mass shooting at Robb elementary school in Uvalde.
Chief among the critiques — an officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman walk toward the school — but did not fire at him.
The findings come from a training center for active shooter situations at Texas State University
The officer was reportedly waiting for permission from a supervisor.
Authors of the report say their findings were based on video taken from the school, police body cameras, testimony from officers on the scene and statements from investigators.
Among the other findings in the report — it appeared no officer waiting in the hallway during the shooting ever checked to see if the door to the classroom the shooter was in was locked.
When officers finally entered the classroom — they were no better equipped to confront the gunman than they had been up to that point.
And “Effective incident command” never appeared to have been established despite multiple law enforcement agencies that responded to the shooting.