A senior Texas law enforcement official has pledged to fire any officer who did not respond to the Uvalde school shooting

Uvalde police have been criticized for their handling of the shooting.American statesman from Austin/Reuters

  • Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw also told CNN he would fire anyone who didn’t do their job.

  • The top Texas DPS official said he would resign if his agency shares responsibility for the slow response to Uvalde.

  • Law enforcement responding to the May shooting waited more than an hour to catch the shooter, according to reports.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said he would resign if his agency is found guilty of the late response to the Uvalde school shooting, CNN reported.

McCraw also vowed to fire anyone in his department who did not do their job during the Uvalde school shooting,

A gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Police officers from several departments waited more than an hour before shooting the shooter who had barricaded himself in a classroom.

“Despite the immediate presence of local law enforcement officials, an unacceptable period of time passed before officers entered the classroom, incapacitated the attacker and began rescue efforts. We don’t know at this time whether responders could have saved more lives by shortening this delay,” said a July interim report from the Texas House Board of Inquiry into the shooting.

McCraw told CNN that “nobody gets a pass” and said he would look into the actions of the more than 90 DPS officers who responded to the shooting. However, his comments came after he made conflicting remarks at a meeting of Texas Highway Patrol captains last month, CNN reported.

“And oh by the way, no one is losing their jobs. Quite the contrary, all of the leaders in Region 3 did what they were supposed to do and stepped up to respond in the moment,” McCraw said, according to the lawsuit- verbal obtained by CNN. .

McCraw told CNN he was only referring to one DPS regional director.

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