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Yuvalde School Police Chief Resigns from City Council Following Shooting-Report

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Uvalde Leader-News reported Saturday that the head of school police in the city of Texas resigned from the city council's seat in criticism of his reaction to the shootings at the elementary school.

Pete Aledondo was elected to the city council of Yuvarde, Texas, weeks before the shooting on May 24, killing 19 children and two teachers, and mourning a small town. is.

Arredondo told Uvalde Leader-News that local officials have resigned "to move forward without distraction."

Last month, the state's Supreme Law enforcement officer said Arredondo, the field commander during the shooting, made a "terrible decision" and the field police were well trained. He said he did not spend valuable time. Life may have been saved.

The Yuvarde government said in a statement that the resignation was "right" for Aledondo, but city officials have never heard directly from Aledondo about his plans. Aledondo said he never considered himself the commander of the case and he did not order police to refrain from breaching the building.

Anger over the slaughter rejuvenates Congressional support for the first major federal gun reform in almost 30 years, signed by Democratic President Joe Biden on June 25. It was useful.

Aledondo is already at risk of being dismissed after absent from several parliamentary meetings before announcing his plans to resign from the city council. rice field. The city's school district took him off from his duties as police chief last month.

Many parents and relatives of Rob Elementary School's children and staff expressed anger at the delay in police action after the shooter entered school.

After as many as 19 officers waited in the hallway for over an hour, a tactical team led by the US Border Guard finally invaded and killed an 18-year-old shooter.

State officials said last month that police wereted time searching for the key to the classroom where the shooting took place, but the doors that needed to be opened were unlocked.

(reported by Jason Lange, edited by Jonathan Oatis)