A Texas senator says it is “devastating” and “unfair” to blame local police for delaying the tragic Texas school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children.
“Second guessing and finger-raising between state and local law enforcement is devastating, disturbing, and unfair,” Sen. John Cornyn, A Republican wrote on Twitter on Friday.
“Complex scenarios require split-second decisions. It is easy to criticize with a 20-20 vision,” he said.
In a follow-up tweet on Saturday, Cronin responded to a commenter who raised the issue of “horrific wrongdoing” by police.
Cronin replied, “My only point is that we need a thorough investigation to eliminate the facts before reaching any conclusions.” “Accountability must follow.”
The US Justice Department announced Sunday that it would conduct an independent investigation into the police response, which escalated after police waited more than 70 minutes before breaking into classrooms where gunman Salvador Ramos killed his victims. inserted.
Ramos, 18, was later gunned down by police – but only after the slaughter.
Critics noted that local, school, county and state police failed to proceed on Ramos despite frantic 911 calls from school-ravaged youth and pleas from desperate parents outside the building, who begged officers to let them in. .