Disturbing new footage has been released Tuesday that could have saved the lives of 19 children and two teachers if these cops didn’t run away from the shooter.
The disturbing video, first obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, shows how police officers dillydallied in the hallway of Robb Elementary School instead of charging toward 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos as he systematically slaughtered 21 people on May 24.
Video shows the 18-year-old shooter crashing his pickup truck and entering the building – carrying an AR-15 assault rifle and walking down a hallway unhindered at 11:33 a.m. on May 24.
Moments later, a child is seen coming around the corner and running away.
Meanwhile, Police arrived at 11:37 am, just 4 minutes after the gunman entered the school doors, but Ramos continued on with his killing spree virtually uninterrupted.
Here is a truncated, 4-minute version: Statesman/Video
More shocking details of this new footage were first shared by “The Austin-American Statesman”:
The gunman walks into Robb Elementary School unimpeded, moments after spraying bullets from his semi-automatic rifle outside the building and after desperate calls to 911 from inside and outside the Uvalde school.
He slows down to peek around a corner in the hallway and flips back his hair before proceeding toward classrooms 111 and 112.
Seconds later, a boy with neatly combed hair and glasses exits the bathroom to head back to his class. As he begins to turn the corner, he notices the gunman standing by the classroom door and then firing his first barrage.
The boy turns and runs back into the bathroom.
The gunman enters one of the classrooms. Children scream. The gunfire continues, stops, then starts again. Stops, then starts again. And again. And again.
It is almost three minutes before three officers arrive in the same hallway and rush toward the classrooms, crouching down. Then, a burst of gunfire. One officer grabs the back of his head. They quickly retreat to the end of the hallway, just below a school surveillance camera.
Here is the full 77-minute clip (warning disturbing content): Statesman/Youtube
It validates damning studies that native cops did not cease the massacre regardless of being simply yards away from the shooter.
In the prolonged video, heavily-armed officers are seen strolling around within the hallway, leaving, coming again, speaking to one another, and making calls throughout treasured moments after they may have been attempting to cease Ramos.
The Uvalde police officer asked a supervisor for permission to shoot Ramos before he entered the school, but the officer didn’t hear back from the supervisor in time.
“A rifle-armed Uvalde officer sighted in to shoot the Robb Elementary attacker before he entered the school but instead waited for supervisor permission — one of many new revelations in a report obtained today by national experts about the May 24 police response.” Statesman investigative reporter Tony Plohetski reported.
Click here to read the Austin-American Statesman’s analysis and breakdown of the 77-minute video.