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Report on Uvalde Shooting Finds 'Systemic Failures' in Police Response

By J. David Goodman and Edgar Sandoval

17 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The Uvalde shooting back in May left the world shaken - once again. Now, it is the first assessment of police action on that day which is gaining traction.

HOUSTON — The first comprehensive assessment of the law enforcement response to the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, found that officers from local, state and federal agencies collectively failed to take swift action, a broad indictment of police action at Robb Elementary School.

The 77-page report, released Sunday by a special Texas House committee, spread responsibility for “systemic failures” broadly among the scores of officers who responded and those who waited outside a pair of connected classrooms where the gunman killed 19 children and two teachers.

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