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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas Police Department says a new emergency call policy helped a woman Sunday morning.

Senior Corporal Gergrado Monreal from the Dallas Police Department says at around 6:20 a.m. police received a call from a female victim who whispered into her phone that her boyfriend might kill her at her apartment.

Monreal says that information was routed to officers with the new code “6XE”. The code was created last week to help officers know when someone faces the imminent threat of serious injury or death. The policy was implemented after questions of negligence surfaced surrounding an emergency call from a Deanna Cook who was found dead two days later.

When responding officers arrived at the scene of Sunday’s incident they were unable to get a response when the knocked on the door. The new code allowed patrol supervisor to authorize the officers to kick the front door and enter the residence.

Officers found the victim injured with bruises on her neck, face and legs. They also arrested 27-year-old Carl Brown.

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