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The Department of Justice has announced a team tasked with reviewing the police response into the deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

The review will be led by the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing and will include many law enforcement professionals. According to the DOJ readout, those officials will be:
Chief Rick Braziel (Retired police chief from Sacramento, California)
Deputy Chief Gene Deisigner (Retired police chief from Virginia Tech)
Director of Public Safety Frank Fernandez (retired from Coral Gables, Florida)
Albert Guarnieri, FBI Unit Chief
Major Mark Lomax (Retired, Pennsylvania State Police)
Laura McElroy (CEO, McElroy Media Group)
Sheriff John Mina (Orange County, Florida)
April Naturale (Assistant Vice President, Vibrant Emotional Health)
Chief Kristen Ziman (Retired, Aurora, Illinois)

Attorney General Merrick Garland said “We will be assessing what happened that day. We will be doing site visits at the school. We will be conducting interviews [with] an extremely wide variety of stakeholders,” including victims’ families, law enforcement, government officials, school officials and witnesses.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland 

Attorney General Garland stressed the that the DOJ investigation is “not a criminal review… it will examine issues including policies, training, communications, deployment, incident command, tactics, and practices as they relate to preparing for and responding to active shooter events, as well as the post-incident response.”

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin

The review comes after Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin requested the DOJ to investigate. The mayor previously said there were  “missteps.”


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