Embattled Uvalde School Police Chief Resigns From City Council After Shooting

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Pete Arredondo was the chief of Uvalde’s school district police. He resigned in the wake of his election to the City Council. Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety blame Arredondo for the delay in responding to the Robb Elementary School shooting, May 24, 2012.

The Uvalde Leader News reported Arredondo was elected to a seat on the City Council, just weeks before the school shooting that claimed 21 lives. Officials delayed swearing in ceremonies for several days.

Arredondo stated that after much thought, “I regret to inform all those who voted for me that I have decided to resign as a member of the City Council for District 3. “The mayor, the city council, and city staff must continue moving forward without interruptions. ”

Arredondo was put on administrative leave by Uvalde Consolidated Independent Schools district on June 22nd. Arredondo is the highest-paid Uvalde County law enforcement officer, making $90,750 per year.

Arredondo said, “Uvalde has held an extremely special attraction in my life as both a child, and as an adult.” Uvalde is home to our community members. “