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Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

It is the first lawsuit to be filed after a 600-page Justice Department report that cataloged “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems that day.

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Families of the victims in the Uvalde elementary school shooting listen to attorney Josh Koskoff during a news conference, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Feds slam Uvalde law enforcement failures in Robb Elementary School shooting response

The 575-page report released Thursday identifies in stark detail several breakdowns before and during the response to the Uvalde elementary school, including decision-making, tactics, policy and training that contributed to the “unimaginable failure.”

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Critical incident review for Uvalde Elementary shooting

Uvalde sues prosecutor for information about elementary school massacre

Demotions, suspensions or terminations of Uvalde police may be warranted for their failure to intervene during the shooting, the city says, but a reticent prosecutor is impeding its probe.

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Uvalde class action

AUSTIN, Texas — In a federal lawsuit seeking $27 billion, a class of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Texas elementary school that was the scene of a mass shooting in May claim local police strayed from well-established protocols in failing to quickly respond to an active shooter.

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Uvalde parents call for gun reforms at Day of the Dead remembrances

On the Day of the Dead, parents of children who were killed in the Uvalde school shooting honored their children's lives and called for gun reforms at vigils in cities across Texas.

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Parents of children who were killed in the Uvalde school shooting march an altar honoring them on the Day of the Dead from the Texas Capitol to the governor's mansion. on Nov. 1, 2022 (Kirk McDaniel/ Courthouse News)

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Vincent Salazar holds a picture of his daughter Layla. Salazar said that people need to get out and vote for candidates who support measures for gun control. Nov. 1, 2022 (Kirk McDaniel/ Courthouse News)

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Kimberly Rubio's daughter, Alexandria, was killed in the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. While speaking before a crowd at the Texas capitol, she called for the age to purchase an AR-15 style rifle to be raised from 18 to 21. Nov. 1, 2022 (Kirk McDaniel/Courthouse News)

Texas police: Uvalde officers’ probe to be over by year-end

Families of many of the children killed in the attack have spent months accusing the Department of Public Safety of slow-walking the investigation, withholding information and trying to minimize its responsibility.

Uvalde school police force indefinitely suspended over mass shooting response

The suspensions are just the latest in the reckoning over the killing of 21 people at an elementary school five months ago.

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Uvalde CISD Suspends UCISD PD

Uvalde school shooting

DEL RIO, Texas — Families of survivors of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, filed a federal lawsuit blaming the massacre on the school district, local police and gun manufacturers.

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Uvalde fires school police chief in reckoning over school shooting

The botched handling of the shooting has prompted outrage in the small South Texas community and across the state.

Texas lawmakers detail chaos in botched police response to Uvalde school shooting

Even with district policy in place for responding to active shooters, the bad Wi-Fi signal on campus delayed distribution of the principal’s lockdown alert to teachers.

Uvalde mayor blasts media for publishing school shooting video

The leaked footage shows police positioned in a hallway at the school for over an hour before some entered a classroom and fatally shot the gunman.

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