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Wed Jun 22, 2022, 07:18 PM

Uvalde school district puts embattled police chief Pete Arredondo on leave

Source: NBC News

Pete Arredondo was put on administrative leave Wednesday as the police chief of the Uvalde school district, after more than a month of sharp criticism for his decision to delay confronting the gunman in the deadly shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, the district superintendent said.

Hal Harrell, superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, noted in a written statement Wednesday that he has said the district would wait until the investigation into the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary was complete before making personnel decisions.

"Today, I am still without details of the investigations being conducted by various agencies," he said. "Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the decision to place Chief Arredondo on administrative leave effective on this date."

No further information was released about Arredondo or the decision. Lt. Mike Hernandez will take on the duties while the district searches for candidates to fill the position, Harrell said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/uvalde-school-district-puts-embattled-police-chief-pete-arredondo-leav-rcna34647?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Reply Uvalde school district puts embattled police chief Pete Arredondo on leave (Original post)
discocrisco01 Jun 22 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 22 #1
Cha Jun 22 #9
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 22 #2
dalton99a Jun 22 #5
Cha Jun 22 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 22 #11
Cha Jun 22 #12
Probatim Jun 22 #3
PSPS Jun 22 #4
moonshinegnomie Jun 22 #6
NullTuples Jun 22 #7
Lonestarblue Jun 22 #8
LeftInTX Jun 23 #13
quakerboy Jun 23 #14
IronLionZion Jun 23 #15
ck4829 Monday #16

Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 07:29 PM

1. Uvalde schools police chief placed on leave amid fierce criticism of school shooting response

This asshole needs to be fired.


https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/22/uvalde-pete-arredondo-leave/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1655940184&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police Chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on administrative leave amid criticism of the law enforcement response to the worst school shooting in Texas history.

Uvalde CISD Superintendent Hal Harrell announced the move in a news release Wednesday, just more than four weeks after the shooting.

Arredondo has come under scrutiny for his response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, during which officers took over an hour to enter the room where the shooter killed 19 children and two teachers.

Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications and marketing for the school district, would not confirm if the leave was paid or unpaid.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:48 PM

9. Good.. investigate what the hell really

happened when the police didn't even try to protect the kids.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 07:34 PM

2. One hour, 14 minutes, and 8 seconds

This is what these assholes were trying to cover up

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:10 PM

5. +1

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:50 PM

10. TY Rt

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 10:35 PM

11. Lawrrence had that clip on tonight.

It is hard to watch

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 10:41 PM

12. I can only imagine.. I couldn't

do it. 💙🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 07:57 PM

3. We now have the fall guy.

The most important rule in management is to identify the cause of the problem. Now that they've done this, the state of Texas can get to the important work of further ruining his already miserable existence.

When they're smashing this assbag, we'll all forget about 19 kids and 2 teachers being blown to bits.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:09 PM

4. With pay? Another "paid vacation for letting people get killed when you could have stopped it?"

Well, this reveals the disgusting answer:

Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications and marketing for the school district, would not confirm if the leave was paid or unpaid.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:12 PM

6. fire his ass then arrest him for negligent homicide

fire every cop that responded and revoke their police powers. they should never work in law enforcement again. their names sholdl all be made public and they should be subjected to jeers everytime they show up in public


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Response to moonshinegnomie (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:26 PM

7. Can't, the Roberts Court has seen to that.

Cops cannot be held responsible for their actions and they don't have any responsibility to any given person, only a vague nebulous responsibility to society as a whole.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:42 PM

8. There were six different police agencies that responded to the shooting, and no one was in charge!

Until this happened, I did not know that school districts were allowed to use ta. Dollars intended for education to hired complete police departments separate from the city or county police departments. The excuse is that their police department can patrol the schools and be on call for any emergency. Well, we see how that worked. I had been under the impression that the police in schools were part of the city or county police force. And even then, I have to question their real effectiveness. Im sure weve all seen the videos of hefty police offices dragging kids out of seats and throwing them around classrooms. Counselors would be far more effective at dealing with problem behaviors.

This is ridiculous. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas had a police officer on site. He could not stop the shooter. No police officer one stopped the Uvalde shooter.

If schools are spending their budgets on a separate police force, no wonder they have no money for counselors or to pay teachers adequately. There are many, many things that need to change in the US. We have become a lot more militarized than I thought.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:45 AM

13. Yes, many large districts have had police departments for 30 years.

Makes sense in large districts in large cities. We've got 68 high schools in San Antonio.
However campus police are more equipped to handle traffic incidents, domestic disturbances, assaults, drugs etc than active shooters.
SAPD doesn't have the resources to be dealing with crime in schools all the time.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 03:35 AM

14. But at least they got him sworn in as a city council member first

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:00 AM

15. Take his guns away, he's a suicide risk

this is one way red flag laws could help save at least this dude's life. Then red flag laws can take guns away from violent teens who torture animals and threaten their teachers and grandparents.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:31 AM

16. Kick

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