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Uvalde Officials Hire Private Law Firm to Block Release of Shooting Records Including...

•, By Jim Hoft

The city of Uvalde and the police department reportedly hired a private law firm in Texas to block the release of any public records related to the deadly mass shooting because some of them contain "highly embarrassing information."

The Uvalde police department has been under scrutiny for failing to respond quickly and accurately to tragic events that left 21 dead. 

Earlier this morning, The Gateway Pundit reported that the police in Uvalde, Texas, never attempted to open a classroom door while a gunman spent 77 minutes killing 19 children and two teachers who were inside. 

A law enforcement source told the San Antonio Express-News that surveillance footage from Robb Elementary School shows that police made no effort to open the door. The report further states there is reason to believe it may have been unlocked. 

The surveillance footage from the May 24 massacre has not been publicly released but has been seen by the Express-News.

This is one of the reasons why Uvalde city officials are trying to prevent the release of public records including body camera footage, photos, 911 calls, emails, text messages, criminal records, and more, Vice reported.

Under the Texas Public Information Act, "Dead Suspect Loophole," which was created in the 1990s, "will deny family members and the public the details about cases when someone charged with a crime dies while in custody."

In a letter addressed to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Cynthia Trevino of Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech law firm seek an exemption to block the release of public records concerning the deadly Texas massacre.

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