乌瓦尔德, 德州枪击案: 指责警察等待是“破坏性的”, 分散注意力, 并且不公平,’森. 科宁 说

Cornyn说,在复杂事件发生后责怪第一响应者是 “分散注意力和不公平。”

The second-guessing and finger-pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, 分散注意力, 并且不公平,” he tweeted Saturday.

Officers are being criticized amid reports they waited outside the school for more than 70 minutes as suspected gunman Salvador Ramos continued his rampage, ultimately killing 19 学生和两位老师.

乌瓦尔德, 德州, OFFICERS HOSTED ‘ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIO TRAININGIN MARCH

它的. 约翰·科宁 (R-TX) speaks at the U.S. Capitol on August 04, 2021 在华盛顿, 直流电.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

它的. 约翰·科宁 (R-TX) speaks at the U.S. Capitol on August 04, 2021 在华盛顿, 直流电. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

在第二条推文中, the Texas lawmaker defended the officers’split-second decisionsand said it waseasy to criticizefollowing the tense moment.

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Complex scenarios require split-second decisions. Easy to criticize with 20-20 hindsight,” 他加了.

Director and Colonel of the Texas Department of Public Safety Steven C. McCraw listens during a press conference outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, 德州, 在5月 27, 2022.

Director and Colonel of the Texas Department of Public Safety Steven C. McCraw listens during a press conference outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, 德州, 在5月 27, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

There will be plenty of time to sort this out later. Focus now should be on [thorough] investigation and lessons learned to prevent future tragedies, not finger pointing,” he said in a third tweet.

People leave the Uvalde Civic Center following a shooting earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School, 星期二, 可能 24, 2022, (乌瓦尔德), 德州.

People leave the Uvalde Civic Center following a shooting earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School, 星期二, 可能 24, 2022, (乌瓦尔德), 德州. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

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Scrutiny over the hour-plus wait by nearly 20 officers outside the school was renewed after it was learned an active shooter drill from two months before Tuesday’s tragedy instructed first responders tostop the killing” 并且那个 “officer’s first priority is to move in and confront the attacker.

In yet another tweet, Cornyn said the officers should still face an investigation and potentially be penalized once investigatorsnail down facts.

Texas state officials admitted during a press conference Friday that law enforcement officers made the wrong decision to wait outside the school.

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