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Astroworld Tragedy Investigation Concludes with No Indictments

The Houston Police Department (HPD) has concluded its investigation into the tragic events that unfolded at the Astroworld Festival in November 2021, which resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries. The final report, released on June 29, 2023, reveals that no indictments have been made in relation to the incident.

The report, which spans over 1200 pages, details the events leading up to, during, and after the concert. It includes accounts from various individuals involved, including concert attendees, event organizers, and emergency response personnel. The document also provides a comprehensive overview of the actions taken by the HPD and other agencies in response to the tragedy.

The report emphasizes that the decision to stop or end the show would have been a group decision, involving multiple stakeholders. It also notes that there was no financial motive to keep the concert going once the severity of the situation became apparent.

Despite the extensive investigation, the case has been marked as “Closed by Investigation” with no further leads. The report states that should there be an indictment in the Grand Jury, a third volume will be formed for the continuation of the investigation.

The Astroworld Festival tragedy has sparked widespread discussions about concert safety and the responsibilities of event organizers. As the HPD concludes its investigation, the focus now shifts to the various civil lawsuits that have been filed in the aftermath of the incident.

The final report can be read here:

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