Former Counterterrorism Chief: ‘Law Enforcement Failed’ at School Massacre

Uvalde, Texas School Shooting Memorial

( – Today, a former Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism chief, John Cohen, who has served in several presidential administrations, said that when it comes to the police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, “law enforcement failed.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Cohen was asked by show host Jonathan Karl for his professional opinion about how the police handled the school shooting.

As recounted by the Daily Wire, Cohen said, “Jon, it was a failure. “I’ve been in law enforcement almost 40 years. I’m proud of my profession. I respect the men and women who are out there each day trying to make our communities safe, but at the end of the day, we had 21 people die. We had 19 children die. We had people potentially die while law enforcement was on the scene.”

Cohen wasn’t finished, adding, “We’ll learn more in the days ahead about whether they were properly equipped and whether they were properly trained, whether the incident command system worked as it should, whether the incident commander made the right decisions, whether there were communication issues or information sharing issues, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t change the outcome.”

Faulting the officers on the scene, Cohen stated, “When you put on that badge, you make a commitment to safeguard the community and protect those who cannot protect themselves, and on that day, law enforcement failed.”

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