Video Footage shows Police Responding to the Uvalde Massacre waited 70 Minutes Before Breaching Classroom
Arredondo defended himself by saying he didn’t consider himself the person in charge...
Images from video footage show multiple police officers were armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield. They didn’t do anything, they just sat in a school hallway for almost a full hour as the gunman carried out his little temper tantrum massacre.
The officers were seen with stronger weapons and being fit with tactical equipment. They were also standing there, just within 20 minutes of the gunman arriving on the school campus. News outlets are reporting that documents have also intensified the anguish and questions as to why the police never acted or didn’t act sooner.
A public Texas Senate has presented the information in Austin. Investigators say the information finds that officers had more than enough firepower and protection to take the nut bag down before they finally did.
Law enforcement sources also report that eleven officers were inside the Robb Elementary School just three minutes before the gunman got in. The timeline reported in documents, which also included footage from inside the school shows the gunman walking through a rear door at 11:33 am. Just minutes later, the video footage shows officers entering.
One of the officers on the scene, Arredondo, called the Uvalde Police Department landline and stated that the suspect had “shot a lot.” Arredondo also reported that the gunman outgunned the officers at the school.
However, just four minutes later (11:44 am), the body cam video finds more gunshots, and at 11:52 am, the first ballistic shield shows up. Arredondo struggled to find a key to the classroom door even though no one is believed to have tried opening the door.
At 12:03 pm, another officer, carrying a ballistic shield, shows up. At 12:46 pm, Arrendondo told the tactical team members to breach the door when ready.
Federal and state investigations have been strictly looking at the delay in law enforcement’s response. Col. Steve McCraw said that Arredondo made the wrong decision when he chose not to breach into the classroom for more than 70 minutes. Arredondo defended himself by saying he didn’t consider himself the person in charge.
"We were failed by Pete Arredondo. He failed our kids, teachers, parents, and city, and by keeping him on your staff, y'all are continuing to fail us."
Brett Cross, the uncle, and guardian of victim Uziyah Garcia, said.