Host of “Human Events Daily” Jack Posobiec called for the arrest of the former Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondowho recently resigned from his position on the city council after evidence indicated that police had the opportunity to arrest the Robb Elementary shooter on the run 45 minutes earlier than them.
Arredondo said he was resigning from his post, citing a desire to “minimize additional distractions.”
Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT)’ found, among other things, that the shooter was allowed to enter the school despite an officer having the shooter in his rifle’s sights. The officer did not receive clearance to shoot the target.
“One of the first reports is now out in Uvalde about the police situation that unfolded there, and now we obviously know that the school shooting took place, but this report is specifically about the police response” , said Posobiec, referring to the ALERT report.
“In this case, the UPD officer allegedly heard gunshots and/or reports of gunfire and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle. A reasonable officer would conclude in this case, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the use of lethal force was justified,” the ALERRT center wrote in the report.
This officer told investigators he feared hitting another child if he missed, but ALERRT noted that the Texas criminal code states that “an individual is justified in using deadly force when he believes reasonably that lethal force is immediately necessary to prevent the commission of murder. »
“The chief of police there resigned. We demanded his resignation immediately,” Posobiec said. “At this point I’m going to go ahead and call him, he should be behind bars for what he did. »
ALERRT wrote that there was a clear chance that officers would be shot upon entering the classroom, injured or even killed while responding. “This is something every officer should be acutely aware of when becoming a law enforcement officer,” the center wrote.
“It happened on your watch. You were in the hallway, sir. You were in the hallway while this was happening. For 45 minutes you stood there trying to “coordinate” between the agencies. You have to come in, you have to stop the threat, stop the slaughter. Now is not the time to sit back and worry about procedures. No,” Posobiec said.
“If you broke procedure for this, I would say…” please, please, please sue me or come after me for breaking procedure to go save some children. Please follow me for this. It is a lack of leadership, a lack of courage, a lack of human agency,” he concluded.