Arredondo has confronted heavy criticism for failing to manage regulation enforcement’s response to the Robb Elementary capturing. Many in the neighborhood need him fired.
UVALDE, Texas — Uvalde CISD trustees will meet behind closed doorways Monday night to discuss issues associated to the termination hearing for Police Chief Pete Arredondo, which has now twice been postponed.
Arredondo has confronted heavy criticism for failing to manage regulation enforcement’s response to the Robb Elementary capturing.
Superintendent Hal Harrell final month beneficial that Arredondo be fired. Many in the neighborhood, together with relations of the victims, need him faraway from his publish.
Both Uvalde residents and state officers stated Arredondo may have achieved extra to save these killed within the May 24 bloodbath, the place 19 youngsters and two academics had been killed by an 18-year-old gunman.
Texas DPS recognized the chief because the on-scene commander, and he made the choice to deal with the scenario as a barricaded suspect, not an energetic shooter. Even as youngsters referred to as 911 from contained in the classroom with the shooter, closely armed regulation enforcement waited to breach the room for over an hour.
The agenda item for Monday’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., particularly says executive-session dialogue will embrace “attorney consultation” relating to a termination hearing, together with “procedural rules” and “updates on legal issues surrounding Robb Elementary property.”
Legally, the district can’t terminate Arredondo’s contract with out first detailing their causes for firing him and permitting him to defend himself.
This meeting has been pushed again a number of occasions, with Arredondo’s lawyer omre just lately citing a scheduling battle.
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Arredondo has been on unpaid administrative go away since July 22, and can stay there for the time being. He has already stepped down from his seat on Uvalde City Council after successful his election shortly earlier than the capturing. He didn’t attend any conferences earlier than resigning.
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Texas regulation enforcement regulators stated they’d obtained nearly each day emails demanding that Arredondo’s policing license be revoked, however officers say it isn’t that straightforward below state regulation. One complication is that Arredondo’s firing, ought to it’s authorised, would have to be categorized as both an honorable, common or dishonorable discharge.