You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Termination hearing for Uvalde schools Police Chief Pete Arredondo delayed again

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 8/4/2022 Abigail Adcox
© Provided by Washington Examiner

A termination hearing to determine the future of the Uvalde, Texas, school district's police chief, Pete Arredondo, was postponed for the second time on Wednesday.

The hearing, which was scheduled for Thursday, had already been delayed once from its original date of July 23.

UVALDE SCHOOL POLICE CHIEF PETE ARREDONDO PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

"However, to once again ensure Pete Arredondo’s due process rights are met, the district has agreed to postpone the second date of the hearing at the request of Pete Arredondo’s attorney due to a scheduling conflict," a Uvalde school district spokesperson told Fox News.

He was placed on unpaid administrative leave last month.

"Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigation, I have made the decision to place Chief Arredondo on administrative leave effective on this date," said Uvalde school district Superintendent Hal Harrell in a statement on June 22.

Harrell has recommended that Arredondo be fired, according to KTSA News.

Arredondo has been the target of criticism surrounding law enforcement's response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde that left 19 students and two teachers dead in May. Arredondo has been grilled for why it took authorities more than 70 minutes before they confronted and killed the 18-year-old gunman.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

State and federal agencies have opened investigations into the shooting, scrutinizing the timeline of the law enforcement response.

The new date for Arredondo's hearing has not been announced yet.

 

Washington Examiner Videos

Replay Video

Tags: Uvalde School Shooting, News, Texas, Police

Original Author: Abigail Adcox

Original Location: Termination hearing for Uvalde schools Police Chief Pete Arredondo delayed again

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Washington Examiner

Washington Examiner
Washington Examiner
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon