A judge in Texas has now blocked the release of key records that could reveal the truth what took police so long to properly response to the Uvalde school shooting.
As Fox News reports:
A Texas judge on Wednesday blocked the release of records regarding the state police response to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead on May 24.
In a brief ruling, Travis County 419th Civil District Court Judge Catherine A. Mauzy said the Texas Department of Public Safety can withhold records regarding the Robb Elementary School massacre because state Sen. Roland Gutierrez did properly file a request under the Texas Public Information Act.
On May 30, Gutierrez, a Democrat whose district includes Uvalde, wrote a letter to DPS Director Steve McCraw requesting the department’s training manuals and any documents describing how his 91 state police officers responded to the Uvalde school shooting, the Texas Tribune reported.
Testifying on June 21 before a special state Senate committee hearing, McGraw ripped law enforcement response to the massacre as an “abject failure,” placing the majority of the blame on suspended Uvalde school district police Chief Pete Arrendondo for allegedly deciding to put the lives of armed officers with protective gear above kids.
The law enforcement response to the shooting has received condemnation from across the political spectrum in the weeks following the massacre.