Beto O’Rourke calls for criminal charges against Uvalde police in wake of DOJ report

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke expressed disappointment in the Department of Justice’s report on the Uvalde school shooting on Thursday, claiming the report did not go far enough because it did not include criminal charges.

In a social media post, O’Rourke claimed there should be criminal charges against law enforcement officers responsible for the “critical failures” that were outlined in the report.

“The DOJ Uvalde report gets one thing right. The response by law enforcement — who waited over an hour to act — was ‘a failure,’” O’Rourke posted on X. “But it doesn’t go far enough. Without recommending criminal charges, there will be no accountability,” he continued. “Without accountability, there will be no change.”

The report laid out the timeline of the Robb Elementary School shooting, carried out by 18-year-old former student Salvador
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