New video highlights police performance in Uvalde

The agents waited more than an hour to neutralize the attacker.

A video of surveillance cameras released by local media, provides an enlightening testimony to the slowness with which Texas law enforcement acted during the massacre at Robb School in Uvalde. The attack lasted about 77 minutes during which the killer killed 19 children, while armed officers waited outside the classroom where the events took place. The publication of the images by The Austin America-Statesman newspaper caused the rejection of the victims' families and several authorities.

The families expressed their rejection for the publication of the images before they had the opportunity to see them and for the exposure of the victims, most of whom were children. The video was edited and lasts more than four minutes. It shows the gunman Rolando Ramos, 18, armed, crossing the parking lot and walking down the aisle unopposed with a semi-automatic rifle. When officers rushed to the scene, they ran to the other end of the hallway, retreating. They did not directly confront the attacker for more than an hour, until they finally took the gunman down.

According to information published by CNN Angel Garza, who lost his daughter Amerie Jo in the event "we are surprised by the leak .... Who do you think you are to post images like the one of our children who can't even speak for themselves, but you want to go ahead and broadcast their last moments to the whole world?" he said.

The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Colonel Steven McCraw, stated that he was "deeply disappointed" that the video was released before the families and community of Uvalde were able to view it, as stipulated.

Don McLaughlin, mayor of Uvalde, expressed his outrage at the release of the video, pointing out that it was a "cowardly" and unnecessary action for the families. A few days ago the official expressed that he believes there is a cover-up in the investigation of the school massacre. "I do not trust, 100%, the DPS (Texas Department of Public Safety)". He further explained to the Texas Senate that the police response was a "dismal failure" and blamed it on school police chief Pedro "Pete" Arredondo," who eventually resigned from his position.

"After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to resign as the city council member for District 3. The mayor, city council and city staff must continue to move forward without distraction. I feel this is the best decision for Uvalde," Arredondo said, according to Leader-News.

The massacre that shook Uvalde

On May 24 after shooting and wounding his grandmother with a handgun,18-year-old attacker Rolando Ramos went to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and shot outside, then entered the building and barricaded himself in a classroom with an AR-15 style rifle with which he killed 19 children and two adults, he was there for more than an hour until the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit neutralized him.

The killer uploaded guns on his instagram social network with pictures of rifles he wished to acquire. As soon as he came of age he purchased a weapon and just 3 days later he acquired another rifle.

For his part, Mayor McLaughlin argued that he lost confidence in the investigations because the information from the Texas Department of Public Safety changed "so many times and when we asked questions, we were not getting answers" and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the work done by law enforcement in the school massacre event.

A few weeks ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanded that the police launch an investigation into law enforcement's response to the school massacre.