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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.


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.


Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct, including mocking protesters who were pepper-sprayed.

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An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said.

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A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the slayings of three women in Dallas, including a transgender woman whose death brought nationwide attention, police said Wednesday.

Texas Governor Deploys DPS To Combat Dallas Violent Crime Spike

Jun 7, 2019
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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to send officers to Dallas to help the city's police respond to a recent spike in violent crime.

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An unsettling statistic has come to light — 40 homicides in the city of Dallas in May. But here's why context is needed. 

Overall, crime is still down historically since the 1990s. And we're not even halfway through 2019 yet. 

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Dallas police are joining law enforcement agencies nationwide in reviewing officers' statements on social media.

The review follows publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of officers' bigoted or violent posts.

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Police departments in at least five states including Texas are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former cops.


May has been the deadliest month in Dallas since the 1990s. Forty homicides have been reported in the city this month — that's more than one a day.

Four killings were reported in just the past 24 hours.

Bishop Edward J. Burns during the diocese's afternoon press conference at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Oak Lawn, across the street from the diocese, in response to Wednesday's police raid.
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The Dallas Police Department executed a warrant Wednesday at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to search for documentation and data as part of an investigation into child sex abuse allegations.

Bishop Edward J. Burns says the diocese has been cooperating during the investigation.

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Members of the Dallas City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday heard a proposal from the police department to strengthen a board charged with reviewing the way the department handles allegations of officer misconduct and misbehavior. For more than a year, community activist groups have been working with the Dallas police chief and board members give the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board more teeth to fulfill its oversight role.

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A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her upstairs neighbor in his apartment in September will be tried for murder.

Family Of Botham Jean Files Suit Against Ex-Dallas Cop Amber Guyger

Oct 26, 2018
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The family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a white former Dallas police officer filed a federal lawsuit on Friday.

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It's been just over a month since 26-year-old Botham Jean was shot to death in his own home in Dallas.

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been charged with manslaughter. Guyger, 30, she says she mistook his apartment for her own when she shot and killed him on Sept. 6. 

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Updated, 7:21 a.m. Tuesday

The Dallas Police Department has fired officer Amber Guyger, almost three weeks after she shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment. 

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A dozen days after an unarmed black man was shot and killed in his apartment in Dallas, the white off-duty police officer who killed him remains on the job.

Officer Amber Guyger’s continued employment — she’s currently on paid administrative leave — has stoked the growing anger surrounding the unprecedented shooting and become a point of contention in the state’s highest-profile political campaign.

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Thursday afternoon's funeral for Botham Jean, at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, was streamed live and is now available as an on-demand video.

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Update, 7:09 a.m. Tuesday

A white Dallas police officer said she didn't realize she was in the wrong apartment until after she shot her black neighbor and went into the hallway to check the address, according to an affidavit released Monday.