Advertisement

Texas News

News > News > Texas News > Dallas County DA creates investigative unit

Dallas County DA creates investigative unit

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas County district attorney says he will create a unit to independently investigate police shootings. The Dallas Morning News reports District Attorney Craig Watkins made the announcement on Thursday. Watkins says a two-person unit will go the scene of every police shooting. He says its investigations will run concurrently with police inquiries. Watkins says prosecutors will no longer wait for police to bring the cases to them. He says it would be irresponsible not to address "the fact that there is a lack of trust with the police." Dallas Police Chief David Brown says he supports the idea because the unit will "add another layer of oversight." Brown says it should improve public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system. The unit will cost about $200,000 annually.

Texas Senators Cornyn and Cruz are taking their immigration policy debate down to the source on Friday. The two...
(Photo: KXAN) Kyle police say they've caught the man they were looking for who was behind the wheel of a car that...
(Photo: Spectrum News) A San Marcos man is behind bars after New Braunfels Police say they caught up with the so...
(Photo: Mayor Adler's Twitter) Mayor Steve Adler, standing shoulder to shoulder with mayors across America, says...
(Photo: San Antonio Current) Reaction is mixed to the latest plan to 'Reimagine the Alamo.' The first proposal,...