Sources Reveal Uvalde Police Are No Longer Cooperating With State Investigation Into Shooting
(TargetLiberty.org) – The investigation into last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, TX has run into problems. It’s being reported the school district and police have stopped cooperating with the state’s probe into the tragedy. Are department politics getting in the way of finding out what happened?
The Uvalde school district and its police force are reportedly no longer cooperating with the state probe of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School last week. https://t.co/PiKSNNv3JJ
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 31, 2022
On May 31, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman told a British newspaper that Pete Arredondo, chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police department, had stopped responding to requests from the DPS. However, 15 minutes later, the chief told Dallas News that Uvalde cops and the school district are working with DPS, and it’s “absolutely wrong” to say they’re uncooperative. However, according to ABC News, “multiple law enforcement sources” confirm the school district isn’t returning calls from state officials.
There’s been tension between state and local officials since DPS director Col. Steven McCraw, talked to journalists last week, criticizing Arredondo’s force for taking so long to enter the classroom where 18-year-old Salvador Ramos killed the majority of his victims. Many locals are angry cops waited for over an hour before breaking into the classroom, by which time Ramos had murdered 19 students and 2 teachers.
Accounts of exactly what happened are still unclear, and that’s one of the issues state investigators want to get straight. To do that, they need to talk to local cops, so hopefully, the reports of non-cooperation aren’t accurate.
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