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Readout of First Site Visit of Critical Incident Review Team of the Law Enforcement Response to the Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

As part of the work that began several weeks ago and is ongoing, the Department of Justice’s Critical Incident Review Team examining the mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, conducted its first site visit the week of June 27. Justice Department staff were joined by subject matter experts in conducting meetings and gathering pertinent information. This site visit, and all subsequent site visits, are just one piece of what will be a thorough and comprehensive review. We anticipate the cooperation of all the agencies involved in the response, as the department is committed to moving forward with a full, fair and complete accounting. The goal of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses; identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and respond to active shooter events; and provide a roadmap for community safety before, during and after such incidents. The department will make its full findings and recommendations publicly available at the completion of the review.

Updated July 1, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-702