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Uvalde Schools' Police Chief Resigns From City Council

Police Chief Pete Arredondo, center, stands during a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26.

Police Chief Pete Arredondo, center, stands during a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26.

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(AP) -- The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Chief Pete Arredondo said in a letter dated Friday that he has decided to step down for the good of the city and “to minimize further distractions.” He was elected to the council on May 7 and was sworn in on May 31, just a week after the massacre, in a closed-door ceremony.