AG Garland appoints team to review police response
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According to the Department of Justice, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a team of specialists and officials who will review state and local laws in response to last month’s massacre at an elementary school located in Uvalde (Texas).
The massacre of 19 children and two adults — carried out by an 18-year-old man who reportedly had legally purchased two AR-15-style rifles — marked the worst school shooting in the state’s history.
Major incidents reviews, which are usually done by law enforcement agencies, analyze how the government responded to an incident that presents a serious risk to public safety, such as a mass shooting. Then they apply the lessons from the past to help plan for the future.
Robb Elementary School was the victim of a terrible shooting. Police on the scene have been subject to intense scrutiny. According to reports, officers waited about an hour before calling for backup instead of rushing in to confront the shooter immediately. Also, authorities were criticized for failing to provide complete information. contradictory informationAbout their responses.
Garland will address the media at the Justice Department in Washington. Garland will be joined at the beginning of the press event by Associate Attorney General Vanita Gopta, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Robert Chapman (acting director Community Oriented Policing Services).