Uvalde school board officials unanimously voted Wednesday to fire Pete Arredondo, the school district's police chief, exactly three months after the school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers.
Arredondo was not in attendance at his termination hearing out of concerns over his safety, his attorney, George Hyde, said in a 17-page statement released shortly before the community gathered Wednesday evening.
Hyde claimed that the district did not file proper legal procedures in proceeding with disciplinary action and that follow-up requests for access to district complaints or investigations
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Brett and Nikki Cross, aunt and uncle guardians to 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia who was killed in the May 24 shooting, showed up in bright orange shirts with a picture of Uziyah on them
They sat in the front row before the school board. Many families brought large, printed photos of their children.
One community member held a sign that said, "If you did not do your job, give up your badge," and another that said, "We want accountability."