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Dallas County DA investigating alleged police misconduct during 2020 protests

A Dallas Police Department sign.
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The DA's office presented newly released body camera footage of officers shooting "less lethal" rounds at protesters during the summer of 2020.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office says police may have misused "less lethal" firearms, leaving some protesters with serious injuries.

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is seeking the public's help in investigating potential police misconduct during protests against police violence on May 30, 2020.

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Creuzot cited one incident that left a Dallas man seriously injured. He was shot in the face with a so-called "less lethal" weapon.

"We don't know who shot him," Creuzot said. "We ask for pictures of anybody who may have been there.... We're just doing the best we can by using this format to hopefully come up with some information that can help us resolve that case."

The DA's office presented newly released body camera footage of officers shooting "less lethal" rounds at protesters.

Creuzot stressed the need for more public input to help his office piece together details of the day's events, though some have questioned whether the community would feel comfortable reaching out.

The District Attorney's office is asking anyone with information to email protestreport@dallascounty.org or call 214-653-3714.

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