The city of Uvalde, Texas, has had ongoing tension with law enforcement and officials since the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School. The horrific shooting left 19 children and two teachers dead. A series of lawsuits have been filed regarding the response to the May 24 tragedy.
According to BuzzFeed News, one of the latest lawsuits is against District Attorney Christina Mitchell. The lawsuit alleges Attorney Mitchell has not provided investigation records and materials, including police body camera footage. The refusal to hand over the footage has made it impossible for a thorough investigation. The city requires the footage to determine if Uvalde police officers responded appropriately. The footage may also reveal if disciplinary action should be the next step.
Uvalde officials have hired a third-party investigator to conduct an internal review. Jesse Prado of JPPI Investigations LLC is seeking all footage and written reports involved in the shooting, and Prado argues 300 police officers from 23 different agencies were on the scene.
However, Mitchell has refused to share the materials. She is allegedly conducting a personal investigation into law enforcement’s response.