Eight years before Uvalde school Police Chief Pete Arredondo drove the questionable policing to the mass taking shots at Robb Elementary School, he was downgraded from a high-positioning situation at the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, as per revealing by a nearby media source Thursday.
Arredondo “couldn’t coexist with individuals,” Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar told the San Antonio Express-News, as per the report. Cuellar likewise said that he downgraded Arredondo from aide boss to leader in 2014.
“He simply didn’t fit the capabilities or the work that I set out for him,” Cuellar expressed, as per the report.
Arredondo has gone under enormous examination for his job in the police reaction to the May 24 slaughter, which killed 19 youngsters and two educators. Police held up 77 minutes subsequent to showing up at the school to break the way to the study hall containing the 18-year-old shooter.
A unique panel in the Texas council gave a report last month that found Arredondo had “neglected to perform or to move to someone else the job of episode commandant.”
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Arredondo recently told the Texas Tribune that he didn’t view himself as the on-scene administrator during the shooting.
As per records originally revealed by the San Antonio Express-News and got by ABC News, Arredondo, while working for Webb County, was “reassigned from Assistant Chief to Commander” in October 2014, and that two days sooner, a Webb County representative had stated “downgrade” on his finance worksheet.
Arredondo left the Webb County Sheriff’s Office in 2017 and played a job in Laredo as a school region police chief, where he remained for a long time. At the point when he went after the job in Laredo, Arredondo featured his part in a prisoner discussion during his time in Webb County.
Cuellar, the Webb County sheriff who downgraded Arredondo in 2014, told the San Antonio Express-News that Arredondo “overstated somewhat” his part in the prisoner talks he referenced in his application to Laredo.
“It wasn’t him totally. I think he misrepresented a tad,” Cuellar was cited telling the paper, adding that it was a collaboration.
Arredondo was reported as the new police head of the Uvalde Independent School District in February 2020.
Neither Arredondo or Cuellar, or authorities with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, promptly answered ABC News’ solicitations for input.