Uvalde Mayor Blows the Whistle, Says Officials Engaged in “Cover-Up” of Police Response to Shooting

As TFTP reported last month, the Uvalde shooter was able to fire off rounds outside the school building for 12 minutes, unobstructed and unchallenged by law enforcement before he entered the school and murdered children. He then entered the school where he was allowed to remain unhindered for 1 hour and 17 minutes before a tactical unit with Border Patrol showed up, disobeyed the order not to go in, and finally took him out.

As we reported last week, a still shot from a surveillance camera inside Robb Elementary showed that Uvalde cops were well equipped to engage the shooter. At least one of the officers is seen with a bullet proof shield nearly an hour before police would enter the classroom.

The details known by the public about the police response and subsequent investigation have many Texans claiming that a cover-up is underway. Now, the Uvalde mayor himself, Don McLaughlin, has come right out and said it.

“I’m not confident, 100%, in DPS because I think it’s a cover-up,” he said of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the lead agency tasked with investigating the reason why cops allowed the shooter to remain unchallenged for over an hour.

“McGraw’s covering up for maybe his agencies,” McLaughlin said, putting Col. Steven McCraw, the DPS director on blast.

McCraw told the Texas Senate that the police response was an “abject failure” and placed sole blame on school police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo. but McLaughlin says there is ore to it than the failure of a single cop.

“Every agency in that hallway is gonna have to share the blame,” he said, pointing out that multiple agencies were in the school. “At this point, I don’t know what to believe and what not to believe.”

“I lost confidence because the narrative changed from DPS so many times and when we asked questions, we weren’t getting answers.”

What makes this admission by the mayor so shocking is the fact that just two weeks ago, he said the exact opposite; “there is no cover-up.”

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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