(CNN)Pedro "Pete" Aledondo, Chief of the Yuvarde School District Police, slaughtered at Rob Elementary School inMayAccording to the resignation he sent to the city.
"After careful consideration, it is in the best interests of the community to resign as a member of the City Council of District 3 to minimize further distractions," Arredondo said. It is stated in the letter. "Mayors, city councils and city officials must continue to move forward to reunite our community."
Aledondo's resignation from the city council is "right", the city said in a previous news release on Saturday in response to a leader news report, but before receiving the resignation of the chief. letter.
CNN asked Arredondo's lawyer for comment on Saturday.
In his letter, Aledondo said, "We continue to mourn the tragedy that occurred on May 24 and pray for the affected families and the community as a whole."
"Yuvarde has a rich history of loving and supporting your neighbors and we must continue to do so when talking to other communities that have experienced similar tragedy. The guidance is the same-to continue to support the family, to continue to support our community, and above all, to keep our faith strong, "he wrote.
"When you think about my life from childhood to adulthood, Uvalde has hosted an incredibly unique attraction, with community members at the heart of it. . Keep Uvalde strong. "
Police response was a "serious failure," Texas Public Safety Director said
Uvalde Integrated Independent School District Police Chief Arredondo since March 2020. Said, was identified by state authorities as a field commander during filming.
"Three minutes after the subject entered the western building, enough armed police officers wore bulletproof vests to isolate, distract, and incapacitate the subject," McLough said. Said. "It was only the on-site commander who prevented the full-time officer's corridor from entering rooms 111 and 112. The commander decided to prioritize the officer's life over the children's."
However, according to the DPS timeline, at least one of the responding officers was Arredondo leading the law enforcement response in the school, and others were "in charge of the chief." I have expressed my belief that I have said.
Aledondo also told the Texas Tribune that he did not instruct officers to refrain from violating the classroom.
After the DPS timeline was announced and details about law enforcement actions were revealed, Uvalde CISD director Hal Harrell took Arredondo on vacation from the school police chief on June 22. I put it.
"We have decided to put Prime Minister Aledondo on administrative leave on this day because there are still unclear points and we do not know when to receive the findings," Harrell wrote in a statement. ..