Mom who saved her kids from Uvalde massacre says she is being ‘harassed’ by police

Uvalde native Angeli Rose Gomez who was able to free herself from handcuffs and rescue her children is now being harassed by police, her lawyer has confirmed.

Mark Di Carlo, who is representing Gomez, referred to the scene of the shooting as “the most horrible scenario you could imagine.” DiCarlo also confirmed that Gomez was alerted to the incident by a police officer known to her.

“We had these [$50,000] to $100,000 cruisers surrounding this school, taxpayer items — taxpayer shields and bulletproof vests and sniper rifles – none of those being used to go into the school, but in fact, the SUVs, for example, were being used to block people from going in to save their own children,” Di Carlo told Fox News Digital on Monday. 

Gomez told CBS News that she drove around “100 miles per hour” to save her children, saying: “Right away, as I parked, a US Marshal started coming toward my car, saying that I wasn’t allowed to be parked there. And he said, ‘Well, we’re gonna have to arrest you because you’re being very uncooperative.’”

“Y’all are standing with snipers and y’all are far away, I got to go in there,” Gomez told the responding officers. Shortly after, Gomez says she was handcuffed by either a Texas Department of Public Safety Officer or a US Marshal after she tried to get past the police line. A Uvalde officer who knew Gomez then released her from her cuffs. Gomez declined to identify the officer in question.

“As soon as they take me off the cuffs, I see his arm, like, give me a little gateway, because I’m real little. So, a little gateway where I can just run,” Gomez told WOAI. Gomez recounted reaching the school and banging on a door window where she saw her son’s teacher. Gomez said she told her, “Like, you already have a gateway out, so might as well just come out, like, if I’m going to run out with him, y’all just come on, too.”

Gomez recalled “going nuts trying to get the door open and it’s not gonna open, so I stand back and the cops are already on me and they’re like, ‘Ma’am, calm down!'” She then demanded that the the police evacuate the school. “Immediately, they start evacuating that classroom and my son runs out to me and he’s like, ‘Mom, mom!'” she said.

Gomez says that, ever since that day, she has faced scrutiny from law enforcement, even at her own home. “The other night, we were exercising and we had a cop parked at the corner, like flickering us with his headlights,” she explained, adding that these incidents have forced her to separate from her children so they “don’t feel like they have to watch cops passing by, stopping, parking.”




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