Texas News

News > Texas News > Dallas police chief calls on unions to unite

Dallas police chief calls on unions to unite

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas chief of police wants to unite the area's four unions.

Chief David Brown tells The Dallas Morning News it's time for the city to have one union representing all of its officers regardless of race. The city is served by four major unions: the Dallas Latino Peace Officers Association, the Dallas Police Association, The Dallas Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas.

Brown says it is distracting to have to coordinate with four groups.

The chief's statement comes in response to a recent fight over the training academy. The newspaper reports that the Black Police Association told commanders they believed black recruits were failing out of the academy on some tests at a higher rate than whites.

Union leaders tell the newspaper that Brown's idea is good but unrealistic at the moment. The Dallas Police Association president says he has tried to unite the groups before but has been rejected.

Texas News

McDonald's says it'll appeal a $27 million Central Texas jury verdict against it in the deaths of two teenagers in...
As North Texas awaits the arrival of more than 2,000 immigrant children from South and Central America, leaders...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston Police say they've arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after an extensive...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Officials in a Texas border city have repurposed a suspected drug and human...
Three men have been sentenced to at least nine years in prison for operating a human-smuggling ring that held 115...