A Texas politician has revealed that the Uvalde police officer who checked his phone in the early stages of the Robb Elementary School massacre is the husband of teacher Eva Mireles.
She was one of 21 people killed on May 24 by insane gunman Salvador Ramos at Robb Elementary School.
In footage of the shooting, leaked on July 12, Ruiz was shown entering the school and looking at his phone. He was one of the first group officers to respond to the first distress call.
The day after the leak, Texas State Assemblyman Joe Moody tweeted the picture of Ruiz on his phone and wrote: “This is the husband of teacher Eva Mireles who contacted him on his phone from her classroom while he was on site was to say that she had been shot and was dying.’
Moody is a member of the Texas Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting.
In June, it emerged that Ruiz had been handcuffed and even taken away from his gun by other officers to prevent him from attacking Salvador Ramos.
Moody added: “I hadn’t planned to speak publicly until the report was released, but I couldn’t say anything when I saw this man who lost everything vilified as if he were indifferent or actively malicious. The context is important.”
He concluded: “To those who haven’t even bothered to read the news reported in your rush to judge, he attempted to engage but was removed from the building and disarmed. We will have much to say about the police response but no criticism of this officer.”
Moody is a member of the Texas Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting
Full video of the horrific massacre at Robb Elementary School is set to be released on July 17
Fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles, 44, was gunned down at Robb Elementary School. She was an avid hiker, runner and sometimes cyclist
In June, Texas Department of Public Safety director Colonel Steven McCraw testified at a Texas Senate hearing about Ruiz’s May 24 presence at the school.
McCraw said Ruiz’s wife contacted her husband while the shooting was taking place, saying that “she had been shot and was dying.”
The colonel added: “When he tried to move into the hallway, he was arrested and they took his gun away from him and escorted him from the scene.”
Ruiz is a 16-year veteran of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department.
Marvel Comics hero The Punisher’s icon was seen on his phone in the leaked footage. In recent years, The Punisher has become a symbol of the Blue Lives Matter movement.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Officer Ruben Ruiz, 43, husband of murdered teacher Eva Mireles, 44, was practicing active target practice in March
The cop checks his cell phone as Salvador Ramos’ killing spree continues. The officer’s background image features pro-police icon The Punisher
The footage contrasts with that of Uvalde County Deputy Sheriff Felix Rubio, who was shown in the video crying, holding back and gesturing while heavily armed police officers stand in the hallway before attacking Salvador Ramos.
Ramos’ daughter Lexi was among the 19 children killed that day. She was 10 years old.
Both Rubio and Ramos had been doing active-shooter drills shortly before the Uvalde massacre as part of their law enforcement training.
Towards the end of the standoff, Uvalde County Deputy Sheriff Felix Rubio is shown lower right being stopped by fellow officers from attacking Ramos
This photo of Kimberly and Felix with their daughter was taken just hours before mad gunman Salvador Ramos began his rampage
Hours after the leaked footage surfaced, Uvalde Mayor Don McLoughlin attacked the media for publishing it at a city council meeting.
Mayor McLoughlin repeatedly called the video’s release a “chicken” and called the leak “unprofessional.” After his remarks, another council member chimes in, saying, “The mayor said it was ‘chicken,’ it was chicken**t.”
McLoughlin said at a City Council meeting on July 12, “The way this video was released today is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”
The mayor said, “Yes, I wanted the video to be released, but all these news outlets knew that we were working with the House Committee.”
McLoughlin also alluded to the video, which didn’t show the full context of police actions, saying one of the officers who was grazed in the shooting ran down the hallway three times to try to attack Ramos.
Mayor Don McLoughlin said at a City Council meeting on July 12, “The way this video was released today is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”
He reiterated that the original plan was for officials to meet on Sunday morning, make a report to parents, and then have family members come back at 2:00 p.m. for a question-and-answer session. Then the video should be published.
Several members of the community were also unhappy that the makeshift memorial to the victims of the July 8 shooting was removed.
One resident accused the council of being involved in a “damn cover-up” of the move. The mayor said the family had been asked to remove their memorabilia, but they disagreed, reports KSAT Leigh Waldman.
A member of the family of victim Layla Salazar said they were told to remove crosses from the memorial.
Officials previously said they worked with families to disguise the tribute in the two weeks before the memorial was removed. According to lawmakers, a permanent memorial is in the works.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/uvalde-cop-seen-checking-his-phone-is-husband-of-teacher-gunned-down-by-salvador-ramos/ Uvalde police officer seen checking his phone is HUSBAND of teacher gunned down by Salvador Ramos