Gov. Greg Abbott starts state task force on street takeovers
During a recent street racing incident, Austin residents faced long 911 wait times. City officials say they need to increase staffing for 911 call takers, but state license and background check requirements make it difficult to fill positions.
Doc accused of injecting drugs into IV bags, causing death
Federal agents have arrested a Dallas anesthesiologist on charges alleging that he injected nerve-blocking agents and other drugs into bags of intravenous fluids at the surgical center where he works, causing the death of a co-worker and cardiac emergencies for several patients.
Dallas PD release report detailing altercation between Barrientes Vela, state house candidate
Dallas police late Thursday released a 10-page report detailing an altercation outside a hotel earlier this month involving Michelle Barrientes Vela that led to the indicted ex-constable being barred from leaving Bexar County ahead of her public corruption trial next month.
Barrientes Vela accused of accosting state political candidate and community advocate in Dallas
The lead up to the felony trial of Michelle Barrientes Vela took a bizarre turn Friday after she was accused of accosting a Texas House of Representatives candidate and a prominent community advocate who were in Dallas to attend the Texas Democratic Convention.
Texas girl trafficked from Dallas Mavericks game listed as a 'runaway' before nude photos surfaced
The teenage girl from Texas who was trafficked from a Dallas Mavericks game last month was first listed as a runaway before Oklahoma City authorities became aware of her naked photos online.news.yahoo.com
Texas teen goes to restroom at NBA arena. Police find her 10 days later in Oklahoma hotel sold for sex
How does a 15-year-old girl go to a bathroom at an NBA arena, never make it back to her seat, and ends up being found a week and a half later being sold for sex in a hotel more than 200 miles away? That’s what the family of the teen want to know -- especially because they say there are so many people, including police -- who could have prevented the incident from happening.
Ex-chief: Dallas cop kept on job to not tip him off to probe
Hall's explanation came hours after Riser, 36, was arrested on two counts of capital murder. “It took persistence and months of dedication to accomplish, and the people of Dallas are safe because of it,” Hall said. AdThree men were charged with capital murder in the killing of Saenz: Kevin Kidd, 32; Emmanuel Kilpatrick, 34; and Jermon Simmons, 38. Kidd and Simmons are jailed on capital murder charges stemming from the killings of Saenz and the father and son. Instead, the man told investigators that Riser offered to pay him a total of $9,500 to kidnap and kill Douglas and later Saenz, the affidavit says.
Dallas rapper Mo3 believed to have been killed in shooting on Dallas highway, reports say
DALLAS – Dallas-area rapper Mo3 is believed to be dead following a highway shooting on Wednesday. Several area media outlets and personalities have said that the man who died in the attack is Melvin Noble A.k.a Mo3. WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that an investigation followed the shooting on Interstate Highway 35 near Clarendon Drive. “A man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon on a Dallas highway. — DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) November 11, 2020Related: Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion
3-year-old girl stolen in car theft in Dallas found safe, police say
Update (Noon):Chasity Collins, 3, has been found safe, according to the Dallas Police Department. Critical missing Chasity Collins has been located and is safe. Posted by Dallas Police Department on Wednesday, September 23, 2020Original (8 a.m.):An AMBER Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Chasity Collins in Dallas after a car she was sitting in was stolen. Amber Alert - Critical Missing Chasity Collins. The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 911 or 214-671-4268.
Dallas Police Chief Rene Hall resigns following criticisms of protest response
Dallas Police Chief U. Rene Hall at The Texas Tribune Festival in 2017. Credit: Qiling Wang for The Texas TribuneDallas Police Chief U. Rene Hall will leave her position on Nov. 10, according to a statement from Dallas City Manager T.C. Hall was heavily criticized by six City Council members after anti-police brutality protests in Dallas in the wake of George Floyds killing. A federal judge later temporarily banned the City of Dallas from using tear-gas and other non-lethal weapons against peaceful crowds. Prior to working in Dallas, she was the deputy chief of the Detroit Police Department.
Reports: 5 Dallas police officers sent home after arresting man who claimed he had coronavirus
DALLAS – Five officers with the Dallas Police Department were given Monday off as a precaution after they arrested a man who claimed to have coronavirus. According to media reports, the man told detention officers at the Dallas County Jail that he had the virus, which has increasingly raised concerns across the country, after he was arrested on an assault charge. Parkland Hospital officials told the Dallas Morning News that they are monitoring the 24-year-old suspect out of caution. After he was treated for his injuries, he was released to police officers, taken to jail and charged with assault family violence. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that there are currently no cases of the coronavirus in the Dallas County Jail.
Dallas orders curfew after tornado shreds homes; thousands without power
(Reuters) - Police declared a curfew on Monday in parts of Dallas where a powerful tornado tore apart homes and flipped cars, leaving tens of thousands without power for a second night. my school! one Twitter user, Monica Badillo, posted, along with images of shattered windows and debris at Primrose School in Preston Hollow, where she said she worked. The tornado caused traffic chaos, with numerous roads blocked and dozens of stop lights out, transport authorities said. Some residents should prepare for a possible multi-day outage as destroyed electric equipment is rebuilt, it added. Although no fatalities were reported in the Dallas area, severe storms were blamed for at least three deaths in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas, state authorities said.feeds.reuters.com
Detective who escorted Oswald when he was killed by Ruby has died
Retired Dallas Police Detective Jim Leavelle, who escorted Lee Harvey Oswald when he was killed by Jack Ruby has died at age 99. DALLAS, Texas - Retired Dallas Police Homicide Detective Jim Leavelle has died at the age of 99. He was the man in the white hat who escorted Lee Harvey Oswald when the JFK assassin was shot and killed by Jack Ruby. Oswald died and later, Ruby died in jail. Leavelle retired from the Dallas Police Department in April 1975.
11 People Shot, 3 Officers Killed in Dallas
A peaceful protest of the recent officer-involved shootings was shattered by gunfire in Dallas Thursday night. The Dallas Police Department says two snipers shot 11 officers, killing three. Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings held a press conference regarding the shooting.cbsnews.com
Body cam video shows police shooting mentally ill man
Body cam video shows police shooting mentally ill man Video from the Dallas Police Department shows officers shooting and killing a mentally ill man who was holding a screwdriver last summer. The officers were cleared of wrongdoing by the department.cbsnews.com