WARNING: The following video may be disturbing to some viewers.[firefly_embed] [/firefly_embed] “We owe it to, to the families. We want to get it right,” Uvalde council member Everardo Zamora said, according to CN. The Uvalde City Council has taken action against some of its local authorities, the Examiner reported. For example, Uvalde’s acting police chief at the time of the massacre, Lt. Mariano Pargas, has been suspended. In addition, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has put its chief of police, Pete Arredondo, on administrative leave. The City Council also suspended Robb Elementary Principal Mandy Gutierrez with pay after an investigation found she neglected to fix a broken lock on a door to the classroom the gunman entered. However, many victims and families of the shooting who attended the City Council meeting on Tuesday said that they wanted further action to be taken. Several wanted the council to suspend all city police officers who responded to the shooting, thereby holding them accountable for their insufficient response to the massacre.
“Until the investigation is done, they should be on administrative leave,” Brett Cross, the father of Uziyah Garcia, a student killed in the shooting, told council members, according to ABC News. “Administrative leave, at a minimum,” Diana Olvedo-Karau said, adding to Cross’ point. “I don’t think that’s a lot to ask.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
At last night’s Uvalde council meeting, Eloise Castro stood at the lectern. An elderly retired floral shop owner, she reads statements from carefully prepared notes. But if you think she’s a meek, soft-spoken old lady, you’d only be half right. She’s incisive, w/a sharp tongue. pic.twitter.com/pH0PIYn2Wm— Sig Christenson 🏕 (@saddamscribe) July 27, 2022