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New video shows Texas police on a chase outside the Uvalde massacre

New video shows Texas police on a chase outside the Uvalde massacre

Police officers who responded to the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Uvala fear that newly released body camera footage from the day of the tragedy will be shot.

About 400 law enforcement officers Multiple agencies responded to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in May, but waited outside the building for more than an hour as 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed two classrooms.

The footage shows heavily armed Texas Department of Public Safety officers wearing bulletproof vests. [DPS] stay out

“Do you want to jump the f—–g gate or what?” – asks an officer in the unit The video was obtained by a TV station in San Antonio, Texas.

“What’s the safest way to do this?” I’m not trying to get applause,” a second DPS trooper responded.

Leaked footage captured moments of confusion as officers did not know how many victims were in the classroom with the shooter and which rooms law enforcement had already cleared.
Leaked footage captured moments of confusion as officers did not know how many victims were in the classroom with the shooter and which rooms law enforcement had already cleared.
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“Neither am I,” said the first officer.

“I don’t like standing next to a shot window either, bro,” added the second officer.

The video also showed confusion and chaos, with officers unsure of key facts such as who fired the shots and who was in the classroom with the shooter, and hesitant to act.

New footage shows two Texas Department of Public Safety officers saying they didn't want to shoot.
New footage shows two Texas Department of Public Safety officers saying they didn’t want to shoot.
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An army of 376 law enforcement officers responded to the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 149 border guards;  91 members of the Texas Department of Public Safety;  14 from the Department of Homeland Security;  25 from Uvalde Police Department;  16 from the San Antonio Police Department and 16 from the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, according to the Texas Lawyers report.
An army of 376 law enforcement officers responded to the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 149 border guards; 91 members of the Texas Department of Public Safety; 14 from the Department of Homeland Security; 25 from Uvalde Police Department; 16 from the San Antonio Police Department and 16 from the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Texas Lawyers report.
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“God, that’s so sad, man. He shot the kids, bro,” said DPS Sgt. Juan Maldonado’s speech can be heard in the video. Maldonado, who was recently fired for his actions on the day of the shooting.
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“You’re going to put yourself in danger,” one officer can be heard asking another officer.

Eventually, the classroom door was breached and Ramos was shot, but a A scathing report by Texas lawyers The response of law enforcement agencies to the tragedy announced in July was explosive.

The video surfaced hours before the Texas Department of Public Safety held a public meeting where elected officials and parents of the slain Uvalde children were able to address DPS brass, including DPS Director Stephen McCraw, who led the investigation.

Victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
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In earlier statements to the victims’ families, McCraw said he would resign if his troopers were to blame for “any culpability” in the botched police response.

“Are you a man of your word?” 10-year-old nephew Uzia Garcia asked slain Brett Cross when he confronted McCraw Thursday morning.

“Absolutely,” McCraw replied.

Family members of victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School gathered at a memorial on the town square in Uzia Garcia Uvalde.
Family members of Rob Elementary School victims of the mass shooting gather at a memorial on the town square in Uzia Garcia Uvalde.
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“Then resign,” said Cross.

Before the meeting ended, McCraw maintained that DPS officers had done their job.

“I can tell you right now that DPS as an institution has not disrupted the community right now – plain and simple,” McCraw said.

After the massacre, various officials were fired, including DPS Sgt. Juan Maldonado, who was on the scene at the time of the shooting.

Uvalde Schools Police Chief Pete Arredondo was fired in August and the entire school district police force was suspended earlier this month.

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