Uvalde, TX

City of Uvalde Suing Over School Shooting Records

Larry Lease

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The city of Uvalde is suing the prosecutor's office with the hopes of getting access to records related to the school shooting.Photo byFarkas/UnsplashonUnsplash

The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office on Thursday attempting to gain records and other materials relating to the shooting at Robb Elementary School, which left 19 children dead. CBS DFW reports that this adds to the ongoing tension over the police response and information flow on the rampage.

The lawsuit was made against District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee. The city alleges the lack of access to the records is impacting an independent investigator's ability to look for policy violations made by police officers and determine whether internal disciplinary actions need to be taken. CBS DFW reports Busbee is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting. The Texas Department of Public Safety is said to be releasing a report analyzing the response to the Uvalde school shooting. Dallas News reports that city officials released a statement saying the community has waited too long for answers with regard to the Robb Elementary shooting.

The Uvalde District Attorney's Office has not commented on the lawsuit. The only public information available to an independent investigation agency is from city witnesses. CBS DFW reports that around 400 law enforcement officials rushed to the school the day of the shooting, but they all waited over 70 minutes to enter a fourth-grade classroom to apprehend the shooter.

Among the fallout of the shooting, two police officers were fired because of their actions, and others have resigned or been placed on leave. CBS DFW reports that Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin lashed out at the response to the shooting.

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