Uvalde Police Department No Longer Cooperating with Texas Investigation of Deadly Mass Shooting

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Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. – The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde was wracked with grief Wednesday after a teen in body armor marched into the school and killed 19 children and two teachers, in the latest spasm of deadly gun violence in the US. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde School District are no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into last Tuesday’s deadly mass shooting, ABC News reported.

Last Tuesday 18-year-old Salvador Ramos fatally shot 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School.

According to multiple reports, the shooter, Salvador Ramos, spent more than 40 minutes inside as loved ones and onlookers begged the police to charge into the building.

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Police arrived 4 minutes after the shooting began, but Ramos continued on with his killing spree virtually uninterrupted.

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Ramos was inside of a classroom killing children whilst police and other law enforcement officers targeted desperate parents trying to save their children.

According to ABC News, the Uvalde Police Department has stopped cooperating with Texas investigators.

ABC News reported:

The Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Independent School District police force are no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the massacre at Robb Elementary School and the state’s review of the law enforcement response, multiple law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

The Uvalde police chief and a spokesperson for the Uvalde Independent School District did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News.

According to sources, the decision to stop cooperating occurred soon after the director of DPS, Col. Steven McCraw, held a news conference Friday during which he said the delayed police entry into the classroom was “the wrong decision” and contrary to protocol.

Reached by ABC News, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said, “The Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde CISD Police have been cooperating with investigators. The chief of the Uvalde CISD Police provided an initial interview but has not responded to a request for a follow-up interview with the Texas Rangers that was made two days ago.”

The Justice Department on Sunday announced it opened an investigation into the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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