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School District and Uvalde Police Turn Uncooperative in Investigation 

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The bevy of emotions that the people of Texas have been immersed in over the course of the last week are more stark and grim than any of us have likely experienced in some time…if ever.

Not only is the Lone Star State grieving the loss of 19 children and 2 teachers in the city of Uvalde, all of whom were gunned down by a crazed teen, but they’ve had to grapple with the reality that local police failed them by refusing to act decisively; something that local leaders have even admitted to.

But now, with the litigious pendulum swinging over the situation, it appears as though the Uvalde Police and officials at the school district have decided not to cooperate with investigators looking into their alleged inaction.

The Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Independent School District police force are no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the massacre at Robb Elementary School and the state’s review of the law enforcement response, multiple law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

The Uvalde police chief and a spokesperson for the Uvalde Independent School District did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News.

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According to sources, the decision to stop cooperating occurred soon after the director of DPS, Col. Steven McCraw, held a news conference Friday during which he said the delayed police entry into the classroom was “the wrong decision” and contrary to protocol.

And while this very well may be a simple legal strategy playing out in real time before our eyes, there is no doubt that the sudden change of heart could sway the court of public opinion.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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