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Uvalde police chief accused of delaying officers’ response in mass shooting slated to join city council

UVALDE, Texas – The Uvalde police chief who’s accused of delaying officers’ response in confronting the gunman in Robb Elementary School throughout a mass shooting was elected earlier this month to a city council position.

Police Chief for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Peter Arredondo was the commander on the scene on Tuesday and prevented 19 officers from going into the varsity, because the gunman opened hearth for no less than an hour inside, in accordance to the Director of Texas Department of Public Safety Steven McCraw.

McCraw mentioned Arredondo believed the shooter was barricaded inside the lecture rooms and that kids weren’t in danger, although it was the unsuitable name. The gunman’s bloodbath resulted in the deaths of 19 college students and two schoolteachers.

According to a report from the Uvalde Leader-News, Uvalde voters “overwhelmingly” selected on May 7 to elect Arredondo because the District 3 city councilman.

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There have been 182 whole votes cast, and Arredondo collected almost 70% of the vote, topping the opposite two candidates.

Arredondo has served because the UCISD chief of police since March 2, 2020, in accordance to ULN. After profitable the election, he mentioned he was keen to “hit the ground running.”

“I’m very excited, I am ready to hit the ground running. I have plenty of ideas, and I definitely have plenty of drive,” Arredondo informed the ULN. “I’m in public service and law enforcement, but I’m very proud of my finance background and what I’ve done with budgets. I’m hoping to lend a hand with that and target, you know, smart spending, make sure that we’re fiscally responsible and get some projects done…”

Arredondo is ready to be sworn in precisely one week after the shooting, on Tuesday, May 31.

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