‘We Want Him Out’: Citizen Finds Loophole To Oust Uvalde Cop-Turned City Council Member

‘We Want Him Out’: Citizen Finds Loophole To Oust Uvalde Cop-Turned City Council Member


Uvalde, Texas, resident Kim Hammond proposed a plan on Tuesday to oust Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo from his new position as a member of the city council.

Hammond made her case at a city council meeting — which Arredondo did not attend — along with several other residents who all made it clear that they would prefer not to have him present. The embattled law enforcement officer has been missing meetings after his election following controversy surrounding his department’s botched response to the mass shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

In the weeks since the shooting, Arredondo has been absent from city council meetings without consequence — but that ended with Hammond’s call for them to grant him

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