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“Cascading failures”: Justice Department blasts law enforcement’s botched response to Uvalde school shooting

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that had responding officers followed general procedures, some victims would have survived.

By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, Alejandro Serrano, The Texas Tribune, and Lexi Churchill, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Students flee and authorities help others evacuate after a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks a press conference discussing the DOJ report detailing failures in the law enforcement response to the 2022 school shooting, in Uvalde on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Behind him, from left: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Kimberly Mata-Rubio, mother of Alexandria Rubio, one of the children killed in the 2022 Uvalde mass shooting, speaks to media after DOJ officials detailed failures in the law enforcement response to the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde.

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