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Domestic Violence Reports On The Rise In Dallas

May 20, 2020
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The Dallas Police Department is seeing an increase in cases of domestic violence.

In February, Dallas police received about 900 reports of domestic violence. In April, that number had jumped to over 1,200, according to the department.

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More than a dozen Dallas police officers have been disciplined for making offensive statements on social media, including posts that were bigoted or made light of police violence.

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More than 20 Dallas Vice Unit officers will face disciplinary action following a three-year investigation into the mishandling of cash and evidence from gambling operations, the Dallas Police Department announced Tuesday.

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Lawyers representing the white former Dallas police officer convicted of murder for killing her unarmed black neighbor have filed a notice to appeal her conviction and sentence.

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After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened.

In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department's contract. That opportunity to take some time before undergoing questioning by investigators angers community activists and others seeking reforms of police departments around the country who believe it gives officers time to reshape their story to justify a shooting and avoid getting fired or charged.

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The uneasy relationship between Dallas’ police force and some of its residents was on display this week, and a talk Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum sought to make sense of recent events.  

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After days of feverish speculation, authorities said the killing of a witness who testified at the recent murder trial of a Dallas police officer had nothing to do with the closely watched case and instead resulted from a drug deal gone bad.

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Evidence from the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of killing her neighbor has fueled new questions about whether accused officers are treated differently than other suspects, including testimony that a camera in the cruiser where the officer sat after the shooting was flipped off and that her sexual text messages with her partner were deleted.

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Three Louisiana men are suspected in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer, authorities said Tuesday, cautioning that the killing had nothing at all to do with that trial or case.

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The Dallas community is stunned and searching for answers following the shooting death of a 28-year-old man who delivered key testimony in the trial of Amber Guyger, a former police officer. Guyger was convicted of murder and sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence in the slaying of her upstairs neighbor at the apartment complex where all three lived.

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A man who was fatally shot has been identified as a key witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her black neighbor, Dallas police said Sunday.

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Brandt Jean's extraordinary response to a convicted murderer — he hugged Amber Guyger as she was sentenced for killing his brother, Botham Jean — has provoked an array of reactions, from admiration to frustration. It has also deepened a national debate over regulating police use of force.

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The murder conviction of a white woman who was a police officer when she killed an unarmed black man in his own home — and the 10-year prison sentence a jury gave her Wednesday — each drew different reactions in a city whose history is rife with tensions between law enforcement and communities of color.

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“No justice! No peace!”

The familiar chant was prompted by what protesters saw as a sentence too light for the murder of an innocent black man in his own apartment.

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The lead investigator in a white Dallas police officer's fatal shooting of a black neighbor in the man's home says he doesn't think the officer committed a crime.

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Dallas police have arrested a 29-year-old man who authorities say committed a hate crime when he repeatedly shot a transgender woman.

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A Dallas police detective says an officer who fatally shot her neighbor in his home last year had no drugs or alcohol in her system at the time.

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Andre Emmett, former NBA player and Texas Tech standout, was killed early Monday morning in front of his Dallas home, according to the Dallas Police Department.

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A defense attorney for a former Dallas police officer accused of fatally shooting a man who she wrongly believed was in her own apartment says the identical look of the apartment complex from floor to floor often led to confusion among tenants.

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The murder trial of Amber Guyger gets underway today in Dallas. She’s the Dallas police officer who shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean while he was in his own apartment.

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A book of poetry handwritten by Bonnie Parker and a watch belonging to Clyde Barrow are among items from the outlaw Texas couple being offered at auction.

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Dallas is adding three city staff members to support its newly revamped citizen police oversight board, and expanding that board’s authority. The former chair says its a step forward in the right direction.

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Jury selection resumed Friday in the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor inside his own apartment, in a case that that sparked fierce debate over race, politics and policing.

Jury selection is set to begin Friday for the white former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed black neighbor in his apartment last year. Amber Guyger said she entered the apartment by mistake and thought 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean was a burglar.

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Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin moments before he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99.

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Dallas City Hall has released a highly anticipated staffing study of the Dallas Police Department. The report comes as the city has seen an increase in crime and the police department is understaffed.

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Police body camera video footage shows a man who called 911 to request help crying, pleading then going limp as arresting officers restrain him. Soon after, a paramedic says he's dead.

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Dallas police officials have confirmed that police Chief U. Renee Hall is on medical leave following surgery earlier this week.

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After a solemn ceremony, Dallas city and police officials unveiled a sculpture honoring five police officers killed in a sniper attack in downtown Dallas three years ago.

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