Police response in Uvalde was 'an abject failure,' Texas DPS chief says

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Police response in Uvalde was 'an abject failure,' Texas DPS chief says

From The Washington Post by Arelis R. Hernandez, Timothy Bella and Mark Berman

The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday assailed the police response to the massacre at a Uvalde, Tex., elementary school last month as “an abject failure,” describing in damning detail how officers quickly entered the school and obtained protective shields but still left defenseless children trapped inside with the gunman for more than an hour.

In a stark, minute-by-minute breakdown, Steven C. McCraw, who directs the public safety agency, offered the most detailed official account so far about what happened during the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.

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