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Texas Ranger suspended amid investigation into Uvalde response

Christopher Kindell is one in all seven DPS troopers whose actions on the Uvalde taking pictures are beneath shut scrutiny.

SAN ANTONIO — A member of the Texas Rangers has been suspended amid investigations for his actions throughout May’s taking pictures at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. 

Christopher Ryan Kindell was inside the college on May 24, when a gunman killed 19 youngsters and two lecturers. Sources inform CNN Kindell left the shooter unchallenged for greater than an hour whereas he was on the scene. 

Kindell was seen on surveillance cameras usually speaking on his telephone each inside and outdoors the college. He advised investigators he was offering updates to company superiors. 

The sources advised CNN Kindell had no discussions about choices to breach the classroom at Robb. He additionally apparently provided to barter with the shooter simply minutes after gunshots had been fired. 

Neither Kindell nor DPS have commented on this report. 

Kindell is one in all seven Texas DPS officers who was referred for investigation by the company’s inspector normal for his or her response at Robb. On Friday DPS fired Sgt. Juan Maldonado, the highest-ranking state trooper to initially response to the taking pictures. And for the reason that begin of faculty in Uvalde final month, one other DPS trooper beneath investigation was employed by Uvalde CISD.

A day after that report broke, she was fired.

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