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Former Uvalde Police Chief and School Officer Indicted in Response to Shooting

Former Uvalde Police Chief and School Officer Indicted in Response to Shooting

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Reggie Daniels carries a memorial at Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, created to honor the victims killed in the school shooting. Uvalde’s former police chief and another former officer have been indicted for their roles in the slow police response to the 2022 massacre at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, according to multiple reports Thursday . Eric Gay/Associated Press file

AUSTIN, Texas — The former police chief of Uvalde High School and another former officer have been indicted for their roles in the slow police response to the 2022 massacre at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, according to May many reports on Thursday.

The Uvalde Leader-News and San Antonio Express-News reported that former school police chief Pete Arredondo and former officer Adrian Gonzales were indicted by a grand jury on multiple counts of child endangerment and abandonment. The Uvalde Leader-News reported that District Attorney Christina Mitchell confirmed the indictment.

The Austin-based American-Statesman also reported that two former officers were indicted, but did not identify them.

Mitchell did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. Several family members of the shooting victims did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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