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Uvalde under scrutiny: what are we know about key figures associated with the reaction to shooting

Title: director of Department of Texas of Public Safety (appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott)

His connection to the massacre: McCraw leads a government agency investigating the law enforcement response to the Uvalde mass shooting. His agency includes the Texas Rangers, an investigative unit. of Texas DPS.

McCraw called the police response “terrible”. failure and contrary to everything we’ve learned over in last two decades after the Columbine Massacre.

He identified the commander of the incident as the school district police chief and hit the chief. decision don’t immediately break the classroom door. The officers were waiting in or along the corridor for more less than an hour after the start of the shooting.

“It was wrong decision, period,” McCrow said. “There’s no excuse for what.”

Why is he under scrutiny: Mayor Uvalde criticized McCraw for placing the blame on the police chief of the Uvalde school when officers from McCraw’s own agency were also on the stage.

DPS is not directly respond to McLaughlin’s criticism of McCraw. In a July 5 statement, DPS said it was “committed to the job”. with multiple law enforcement agencies to get the answers we’re all looking for” and said, “It’s still very active and an ongoing investigation.”

376 respondents came from the array of Agencies, according to a Texas House Investigative Committee report. Among them are 149 employees of the US Border Guard Service, 91 employees of the Texas Department. of Public Safety and 14 were from the Department. of National security.

“Each agency in in this corridor share wine,” Mayor McLaughlin told CNN. on 5’th of July.

Sliding Timeline of when DPS personnel arrived on the scene raises serious questions about the integrity of the department, head of the biggest police union in Texas told CNN. He called for “outside independent source” to verify the original answer.

“I don’t know that we can trust (DPS) to conduct an internal investigation,” said Charlie Wilkison, Executive director of United Law Enforcement Associations of Texas representing some law enforcement officers. in Uvalde. “I would say that the DPS was fast wash hands, point fingers and do sure what general public especially elected officials, knew that they were impeccable, blameless and that this was a local problem”.

latest: Bye in June DPS director called the response “disgusting failure”, – was a traffic police officer. on scene outside robb elementary just 2 minutes and 28 seconds after the shooter entered, CNN first report on 2 August. Soldier seen on Police body camera video courtesy of CNN McLaughlin.

McCrow previously said one The soldier entered the corridor at 11:42 am, or nine minutes after the shooter entered the school. Video from Uvalde police camera first informed on CNN showed a traffic police fighter at the western entrance of school at 11:37:51 – about five minutes earlier than previously stated.

The traffic police investigation into the shooting will include an internal review of actions taken by each traffic police officer on place to determine if should contact the inspector general for investigation, McCraw said Aug. 4. director said that he had not yet watched the video from all 34 body cameras – noting that he might have to correct this number in in future – but he saw fragments.

McCraw would not publicly disclose any details. of probe, in conformity with Uvalde County District Attorney’s request, he said, noting that the case could take years.

Photo: Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis/Getty Images

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