The last time we checked in, the Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Independent School District police force were reportedly no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the Robb Elementary School shooting and the police department’s response (or lack thereof). VICE News is now reporting that the Texas Department of Public Safety is trying to prevent the release of bodycam footage from the incident, claiming that it might give another school shooter an insight into “weaknesses” in police response.

Jason Koebler reports:

The Texas Department of Public Safety has asked the state’s Office of the Attorney General to prevent the public release of police body camera footage from the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in part because, it argues, the footage could be used by other shooters to determine “weaknesses” in police response to crimes.

… “Knowing the intelligence and response capabilities of Department personnel and where those employees focus their attention will compromise law enforcement purposes by enabling criminals to anticipate weakness in law enforcement procedures and alter their methods of operation in order to avoid detection and apprehension.”

What weaknesses?

“Revealing the marked records would provide criminals with invaluable information concerning Department techniques used to investigate and detect activities of suspected criminal elements,” the department wrote to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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