June 22, 2022/Media, Press

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa Releases Statement in Support of Senator Gutierrez’s Lawsuit Against DPS

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement in support of Senator Roland Gutierrez as he sues DPS over its refusal to fulfill the Senator’s open records request on the events of the Robb Elementary massacre:

“From the very beginning, Governor Abbott and his DPS have demonstrated an abject lack of transparency – at times even misleading the public – surrounding law enforcement’s failed response to the Uvalde massacre. While we shouldn’t lose focus on the need to make legislative progress toward ensuring this never happens again, including passing meaningful gun safety laws, we owe it to the families of the Robb Elementary victims to uncover the truth about what happened – and, perhaps more importantly, what didn’t happen – in Uvalde on May 24, 2022.

“Senator Gutierrez has been a fighter for the families of this massacre since the day of the attack, and this lawsuit is just the latest chapter of his tireless work to bring them even the smallest amount of closure. Texas Democrats stand behind him in all his efforts to shine a light on the real events of that tragic day – and we commend his leadership in standing up for Texas families, who deserve nothing less than the complete truth.”