June 30, 2022

Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez sues Department of Public Safety over records related to Uvalde school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (WLS) — A Texas state senator is suing the state Department of Public Safety over the records related to the bloodbath at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Senator Roland Gutierrez says he has been unlawfully denied entry to the records, in accordance to ABC Information

“As a legislator, I’ve got to make sure that this doesn’t ever happen again,” he stated.

Uvalde is in his district.

“Blame in an instance like this is one thing, holding someone accountable is another thing,” Gutierrez stated in an interview with KVUE. “Are there people involved in this response? Who should face more serious consequences?”

He additionally says the Uvalde police and public security officers in Texas have given false statements and misinformation surrounding the legislation enforcement response.

These departments haven’t but commented on the allegations.

The Uvalde school district’s police chief was additionally placed on depart Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting that left 19 college students and two lecturers lifeless.

Uvalde Consolidated Unbiased School District Superintendent Hal Harrell stated that he put colleges police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative depart and that one other officer would assume the embattled chief’s duties. In an announcement, Harrell didn’t give a motive for eradicating Arredondo however stated it stays unclear when district officers will know the result of the investigation into the shooting.

The Related Press contributed to this submit.