Chief David Brown
When looking at the numbers, compared to the same time last year, the murder rate in Dallas is up more than 50-percent. But Dallas police say the numbers are skewed, because last February saw record low homicide numbers.
Police in Dallas are investigating a third sexual assault in same neighborhood in a little more than three weeks.
The number of detectives investigating violent crimes in Dallas has been slashed by 46 percent since 2010.
The man who police believe shot a Dallas police officer on Tuesday is out of the hospital. Suspected gunman Jason Yarborough is being interviewed by investigators and will be taken to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center afterward.
Across North Texas and the nation tonight, neighbors will gather to take a stand against crime. Locally, in one Dallas neighborhood that includes convincing residents that police are not the enemy.
Dallas city officials answered questions about recent police involved shootings and ongoing efforts to improve relationships between the Dallas Police Department and the community.
Police surveyed apartment residents Saturday on the crime in their neighborhood and their perceptions on law enforcement.
“I’m sure, I’m confident Chief Brown will do the right thing in investigating this issue,” said Council member Carolyn Davis.
Men and women on the front lines of investigating and prosecuting crimes against women are meeting in Dallas. The 7th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women is underway at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas.
While numbers show both violent crime and crime over all is down in Dallas Police Chief David Brown says the crime trend is not over.
Violence, sanitation, and violations of city laws led Dallas police to evict the Occupy Dallas protestors from their campsite early Thursday morning.
The Dallas Police Department has launched a new program to detect bad officers before they go too far. But some officers think the ‘intervention’ program goes too far.
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