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Uvalde Families Settle with City, Announce New Lawsuit Ahead of 2nd Anniversary of Massacre

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

In Uvalde, Texas, families of the victims of the massacre at Robb Elementary School announced they have settled a lawsuit with the city for $2 million, as they launched a lawsuit against 92 officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the school district and individual employees. This is Javier Cazares, father of killed 9-year-old Jackie Cazares, speaking at a press conference yesterday.

Javier Cazares: “No amount of money is worth the children’s — our lives of our children. Justice and accountability has always been my main concern. We’ve been let down so many times. The time has come to do the right thing. Thank you.”

The news Wednesday came just two days ahead of the second anniversary of the Uvalde massacre, which killed 19 children and two teachers. Three hundred seventy-six law enforcement officers responded to the mass shooting, but it took 77 minutes for anyone to enter the classroom where the gunman was slaughtering children. Earlier this week, the new Uvalde school district police chief resigned just a year after taking up the job. His predecessor was fired over the botched response to the shooting.

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