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An Arlington police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman when he fired repeatedly at a dog charging at him has resigned.

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An Arlington police officer accidentally shot and killed a woman behind a shopping plaza when he fired repeatedly at a dog believed to be hers that was running at him, authorities said.

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Without the right policies in place, putting body cameras on police does nothing to make them more accountable and could exacerbate racial disparities when it comes to policing, civil rights advocates say.

A new scorecard rating the body camera policies of 75 big city police departments across the country finds that the vast majority have lots of room for improvement, including the half dozen Texas departments included in the report.

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An initial autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at an Arlington car dealership.

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Arlington police have asked the FBI to participate in the investigation into the death of a college football player who was fatally shot by an officer during a burglary call at a car dealership.

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Last month’s Facebook posting of Arlington Police Sgt. Gary Carter’s gentle handling of a pit bull on the loose went viral and has had more than 12 million views. Now, Sgt. Carter has saved the same pit bull again.

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Consider it a perfect Christmas gift for a cop.

The Arlington police chief will be working Christmas Day, giving an officer a well-deserved day off.

Chief Will D. Johnson recently announced a holiday photo caption contest for evening shift officers. Officers wrote a caption to accompany a silly posed photograph, which included K9 Mojo standing near several boxes of doughnuts (of course) and a would-be burglar running off with an old television.

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 The city of Arlington has a new police chief. Will Johnson is being sworn in this afternoon at the Arlington Convention Center. Johnson is already familiar with the job –nearly a year ago he began serving as acting police chief when Theron Bowman was tapped to become a deputy city manager.

The Arlington Police Chief will be on patrol with the DWI Task Force, and is staging the Department's first "Tweet-along." KERA's BJ Austin explains.

Police Chief Theron Bowman will be tweeting reports and photos from DWI Task Force operations tonight. The Chief hopes it will help citizens get an idea of how serious the department takes DWI enforcement.

Dallas, TX – Starting Friday, Arlington police will begin enforcing a ban on texting and driving. KERA's BJ Austin reports.

The Arlington City Council passed the ban on texting while driving in September. It prohibits the use of cell phones by a driver except for making a phone call. No texting, no Facebook posting, no Googling.