The decision by Dallas Police Chief David Brown to fire an officer involved in a shooting last month is dividing factions in the department.
The Dallas police officer who witnessed his partner shoot an unarmed mentally ill man and then lied about what happened afterwards has been punished with a 15-day suspension.
A North Texas high-speed chase ends with an officer shooting and killing a suspect. The officer faces up to 20 years in prison for what has now been deemed a crime. In a rare move, a Grand Jury indicted the former police officer for manslaughter.
It’s been one week since surveillance video of a police shooting first came to light. The recording shows Dallas Police Department Officer Cardan Spencer shooting a mentally ill man. Now, after a swift investigation, Dallas Police Chief David Brown took action.
The Dallas Police Department says a rookie officer felt threatened when he drew his gun and shot and killed a teenager.
The Five Points and Vickery Meadow area in Northeast Dallas is the scene of the most recent police officer shooting. It is also one of the most populated and most crime-ridden neighborhoods in the city.