The U.S. Department of Justice today released the following statement from spokesman Anthony Coley:
“At the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the U.S. Department
of Justice will conduct a Critical Incident Review of the law
enforcement response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.
“The goal of the review is to provide an independent account of law
enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons
learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and
respond to active shooter events. The review will be conducted with the
Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing.
“As with prior Justice Department after-action reviews of mass
shootings and other critical incidents, this assessment will be fair,
transparent, and independent. The Justice Department will publish a
report with its findings at the conclusion of its review.”