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Key takeways from the DOJ's Uvalde ReportU.S. attorney general Merrick Garland said some victims of the 2022 Uvalde school shooting would have survived if Texas law enforcement officers—who waited more than an hour to confront the gunman—had followed “generally accepted practices.”Those assertions came Thursday after the U.S. Justice Department released a withering report into the hundreds of Texas law enforcement officers’ fumbled response to the 2022 Robb Elementary School shooting, finding “cascading failures of leadership, decision-making, tactics, policy and training.”The long-anticipated 575-page report detailed the many catastrophic errors of the May 24, 2022, response, but concluded the most significant was that officers should have immediately recognized that it was an active shooter situation and confronted the gunman, who was with victims in two adjoining classrooms.Garland called the response “a failure that should not…

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