19 Jan 2024

Police response to Ulvade shooting a failure

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 19 January 2024

The US Department of Justice says the police response to a deadly school shooting in 2022 was a failure.

The school shooting in Ulvade,Texas, resulted in the death of 19 students and two teachers.

Dozens of officers descended on Robb Elementary School soon after police were notified, but took over an hour to confront and kill the gunman.

The scathing report said there were cascading failures of leadership and decision-making within the police response.

Ben Strang spoke to U.S correspondent Benji Hyer.