Texas News

News > Texas News > Dallas police officials address officer shootings

Dallas police officials address officer shootings

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas residents have met with top law enforcement leaders to express concerns over recent officer-involved shootings.

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced last week that he'll create a unit to independently investigate police shootings. He told the crowd Monday at a downtown church that he's been working on establishing the unit for two years, before national attention shifted recently to Ferguson, Missouri, where an officer-involved shooting has prompted protests and violence.

Dallas police Chief David Brown and county Sheriff Lupe Valdez say they support Watkins' plan.

The Dallas Police Association says it wants the district attorney's investigators to collaborate with the Dallas Police Department's Special Investigative Unit on reviews of all officer-involved shootings.

Texas News

Austin-area authorities are continuing to search for an inmate who fled from a hospital where he was being treated...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "...
A man and his teenage son have survived an alligator attack at Cedar Hill Park outside Houston. According to the...
Two divers from San Antonio missing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than three hours have been rescued after being...
DOZENS AND DOZENS OF HORSES ARE NOW UNDER THE CARE OF THE HOUSTON SPCA. MORE THAN 200 WERE RESCUED FROM A FARM IN...