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A year after the Uvalde school shooting, officers who botched response face few consequences

A Washington Post investigation finds numerous higher-ranking officers who made critical decisions remain on the job.

By Joyce Sohyun Lee, Sarah Cahlan and Arelis R. Hernández, The Washington Post

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Javier Cazares takes a moment in front a memorial cross for his daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, at the Main Plaza in Uvalde, on July 17, 2022. Following the removal of the crosses at the plaza, parents confronted the city council about it, and have slowly began to bring back personal memorials.

‘No active shooting’

Uvalde police Sgt. Daniel Coronado, left, one of the first four officers to respond to Robb Elementary School, parked near the school and took cover after hearing gunfire at 11:33 a.m.

Gunshots, cries for help

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An award for valor

DPS Director Steven McCraw testifies before the Senate Committee to Protect all Texans at the Capitol on Jun. 21, 2022.
Brett Cross, the parental guardian of one of Uziyah Garcia, sits outside the back entrance of the Uvalde CISD administrative office building in the early morning of Oct. 4, 2022. Cross has been protesting outside of the building for over a week, calling for the suspension of all school officers who were present at Robb Elementary during the school shooting on May 24.
Residents watch Uvalde Leader-News reporters update results from local races on a white board in Uvalde on Election Day Nov. 8, 2022.

‘No officer has to save you’

Felix and Kimberly Mata-Rubio, who lost their daughter Lexi in the Uvalde shooting, break down in tears after a Texas House committee voted in favor of House Bill 2744, which would raise the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, in the state Capitol extension in Austin on May 8, 2023.

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