The mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, announced this Tuesday that the attorney general of that city in the state of Texas asked that the results of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School on May 24, where a young man 18-year-old killed 19 children and two teachers.

“The Uvalde District Attorney asked the city not to release any records related to the investigation. The Texas Occupation Code also restricts the release of video from cameras used by law enforcement officers.”said Don McLaughlin in a statement, quoted by Reuters.

The statement also said that, so far, the prosecutor and the Texas Department of Public Safety have not provided the city with any information about the investigation.

The decision comes after several requests for images of cameras installed on police uniforms to be released, something that the municipality ended up not doing: “Premature disclosure of anything related to the 24th of May would be a disservice to the families who have lost their children or parents”.

For the official, it is necessary that the “true facts through the investigation” be established, something that he hopes will happen in a “thorough and complete” way.

The mayor’s remarks come after experts said police inaction allowed the massacre to continue and led to catastrophic consequences.

The case also opened the debate on gun ownership in the United States of America, not least because the young man, identified as Salvador Ramos, carried out the massacre using an automatic weapon on the day he came of age.



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