Dallas Police Association
Police in Dallas have concerns about their safety, both on and off duty, after Harris County deputy Darren Goforth was shot to death in cold blood last Friday.
The head of the Dallas Police Association tells CBS 11 News that mentally beaten down officers are among the reasons for longer waits when it comes to responding to 911 calls.
21 in 22 days, that’s the number of homicides in Dallas already during the month of June.
The Dallas Police Association is upset with the words used by CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield who called the gunman that attacked DPD headquarters ‘couragous.’
A clean-up effort remains in-progress at Dallas Police HQ. Meanwhile, the local police union is urging more security for officers, including armored vehicles. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that several officers were “blessed” after having come within mere inches of being shot during the multi-hour standoff.
Police body cameras have been a pilot program so far in Dallas, but they hope to eventually equip every street officer with one.
The Dallas Police Department plans to allow its officers to use stun guns more often and the decision has solid support from the Dallas Police Association.
Records show that about 160 officers in Dallas, one of the country’s largest police departments, remain on the job despite being punished for a variety of offenses, some serious such as theft, excessive force and lying.
After his DWI arrest early Sunday morning, Dallas County prosecutor Justin Moore may not be celebrating Monday, his 28th birthday.
The ambush-style killing of two New York policemen has officers in North Texas concerned.
A Dallas police officer has been arrested for sexual assault against prostitutes.
A new survey finds many of the officers at the Dallas Police Department, who residents and business owners rely on, have a low morale. The head of the city’s largest police union says 80% of their members are unhappy on the job.