🧵 just finished the uvalde report. Here are the most important 3 screenshots to me— Tracy Walder (@tracy_walder) July 17, 2022
2) uvalde officers had undergone ALERRT training. They knew what to do if keys were not available and what to do did not include hanging out in the hallway for 70+min pic.twitter.com/x0DOpAzwkI— Tracy Walder (@tracy_walder) July 17, 2022
ALERRT training is Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training and provides many police departments with active shooter training across the US. Uvalde PD had undergone their training— Tracy Walder (@tracy_walder) July 17, 2022
In total, 376 law enforcement officers — a force larger than the garrison that defended the Alamo — descended upon the school in a chaotic, uncoordinated scene that lasted for more than an hour. The group was devoid of clear leadership, basic communications and sufficient urgency to take down the gunman, the report says.
Notably, the investigation is the first so far to criticize the inaction of state and federal law enforcement, while other reports and public accounts by officials have placed the blame squarely on Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police Chief Pete Arredondo for his role as incident commander and other local police who were among the first to arrive.To bring it back to Paul Simon: “A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.” A bit remarkable to read 77 pages and come to the same conclusion many had come to before this report was released. To me nearly 400 officers standing around with their heads up their asses seems a bit more significant at this point. Nothing said in that thread is the least remarkable: those two paragraphs open up the entire story to new questions and interpretations.