Deadly force

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New DPD Website Posts Officer Involved Shooting Information

Police are taking steps to be more transparent about the use of deadly force in Dallas.

CBS 11–11/25/2014

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Dallas Police Plan Changes To Use Of Force Policy

DPD Police Chief David O. Brown is prepared to roll out significant changes regarding the department’s use of force policy as early as April of this year.

CBS 11–01/13/2014

Smoke rises in the distance about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fertilizer Plant Cited For 2006 Permit Violation

The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing to obtain or to qualify for a permit in 2006.

04/18/2013

A number of Dallas Police cars line up across the street from Dixon Circle Missionary Baptist Church the day after a Dallas Police officer shot and killed a suspect during a foot chase. (Robbie Owens/CBSDFW)

Tensions Remain High Following Dallas Officer-Involved Shooting

Residents of the Dixon Circle neighborhood in Dallas remain on edge the day after a Dallas Police officer shot a man he was chasing.

07/25/2012

Trayvon Martin

Texplainer: When Can Texans Use Deadly Force in Self-Defense?

As the story of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida, continues to attract national attention, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and similar laws in states that followed its lead have come under scrutiny.

03/27/2012