Dallas Police Chief Condemns Beating
Dallas Police Chief David Brown has fired one officer and put two others on administrative duties following an investigation into a September 5th beating. See the video below. To watch the eight additional videos that police released Thursday, click here.
Motorcyclist Andrew Collins had led police on a brief chase that ran across sidewalks along Martin Luther King Junior Drive. He was stopped near Lamar. That’s when the beating happened. [pullquote quote="The public's trust and confidence in the Dallas Police Department cannot and will not be compromised by the misconduct of a few officers" credit="DPD Chief David Brown"]
It was captured by police dashboard cameras. The following are excerpts from prepared remarks delivered today by the Chief.
“Dallas police investigators will recommend to the Dallas county District Attorney Dallas Police Officer Kevin Ray Randolph, hired 3/4/2009, be charged with Assault M/A, Official Oppression M/A, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence F/3; Officer Randolph was terminated today for failing probation.
Dallas police investigators will recommend to the Dallas county District Attorney Dallas Police Officer Paul Gregory Bauer, hired 1/21/2009 be charged with Assault M/A, Official Oppression M/A, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence F/3.
Dallas police investigators will recommend to the Dallas county District Attorney Dallas Police Officer Henry Walter Duetsch, hired 7/9/2008, be charged with Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence F/3.
Officers on restricted duty: Police Officer Jeremy James Francis, hired 1/7/2009; Robert James Kamphouse, H/M/22, hired 1/21/2009; and Daniel Stephen Malouf W/M/27, hired 5/14/2008 will remain on desk duty until the Internal Affairs investigation is concluded. Other officers at the scene will be interview as well during the Internal Affairs investigation. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct a concurrent investigation of this incident.
Every citizen deserves a measure of respect.
As Chief of police for the city of Dallas, I expect citizens to hold me accountable for insuring that Dallas officers treat all citizens with fairness and compassion.
No one is above the laws of this great country and I expect officers observing any of their peers violating the law or the department’s rules to report those violations immediately.
No one incident should define the character, integrity, or leadership of the Dallas Police Department.
The public’s trust and confidence in the Dallas Police Department cannot and will not be compromised by the misconduct of a few officers.
I’ve been on the job as chief for five months, I’ve been a member of the police department for 27 years, and I was born and raised in this fine city.
I am appealing to the calmer voices of the community and the police department to examine the evidence in this case, and the department’s investigative thoroughness and transparency.
I want you to consider the importance of the many great relationships the Police department has enjoyed over many years as you are making commentary about this incident today and in the days and weeks ahead. “
Source: KRLD News, KTVT CBS 11 (video)