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    August 26, 2014

    Dallas' Cops Should All Wear Body Cameras, Pretty Much Everyone Agrees

    In the midst of a string of recent police shootings, the Dallas Police Association, the city's largest police union, has called for all officers to be outfitted with body cameras that record the officers' every move. And the union's receiving support from a group not generally considered an ally: th ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    The First in What'll Probably Become a Series About Fight Over Crime Near Farmers Market

    Tanya Ragan sent this billboard, which has popped up near Dallas Farmers Market and was paid for by an unspecified number of landowners.​Back in May there was a story in The News about attempts to ID so-called "chronic offenders" downtown who are "having a hard time complying with the laws in Dall ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Grief Turns Needlessly Ugly as Storm Over Friday's Police Funeral Procession Rages On

    ​I know nobody asked me. But the latest development in the story of the police chief's son is just too much to ignore. Under relentless hectoring by Dallas police unions, City Manager Mary Suhm has hired attorney Terry Hart, a respected former federal prosecutor who worked on Don Hill's gag-order ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    DPD's Chief Cato Defends, Apologizes For His Role in Decision to Send Officers to Accompany Friday's Funeral Procession

    ​I was out of the office Friday evening when the e-mail from City Manager Mary Suhm first came in alerting media to the fact several Dallas police officers had been called in by Deputy Chief Julian Bernal to provide a funeral escort for DPD Chief David Brown's son. By now you've no doubt heard: Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    A Few Questions For the Out-of-Towners Wanting to Replace DPD Chief Kunkle

    Daniel RodrigueThe six DPD chief finalists meeting with city officials last night​Last night, the city of Dallas held a reception and dinner at the Trinity River Audubon Center where the six candidates to replace outgoing Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle underwent what City Manager Mary Suhm refer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Fort Worth PD and TABC Take a Time Out While Both Investigate Rainbow Lounge Raid

    Earlier today, the Fort Worth Police Department sent out the following press release in response to Saturday night's raid on the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth. In short, the FWPD's temporarily breaking up with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission till both agencies figure out how the raid on the n ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007
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    November 16, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    Cheese Holes

    Finally I get why nothing City Hall says to me makes sense

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    December 14, 2006

    SAFE as Hell

    Cops ignore rampant drug trade, crack down instead on squeegee guys

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    October 30, 2006
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    September 5, 2006
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    November 3, 2005

    Sticks and Stones

    Chief Kunkle has to fight crime with the tools the council will give him

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    September 22, 2005

    PID on You

    Preston Hollow fight showed rich palefaces at their worst

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Better Homes

    Plus: We Screwed Up and Reluctant Patient

  • News

    August 4, 2005


    Five cop cars hit a businessman who cried to the city manager

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    July 21, 2005

    It's a Dirty Job...

    Plus: Play Nice

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    January 20, 2005

    Union Suit

    Plus: The Next Wave; Strand of Evidence

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    September 23, 2004

    Cop Hell

    City Hall created its own fine mess in the police department

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    September 2, 2004

    Color Code

    Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle's honeymoon is about to end, if white, black and Latino officers have anything to say about it

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Royal Police

    Kunkle must teach them to spell d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Disposable Cops

    Scratched or defective? Heave 'em and get new ones.

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Smoke From DPD

    It ain't because they're electing a pope

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Small Fish

    Now let's look for the real villains in fake drugs

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    October 2, 2003
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    August 14, 2003

    Science Fiction

    Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?

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    July 3, 2003

    Shot in the Dark

    DISD security officer files lawsuit claiming discrimination

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Cops on Campus

    Forget detention. DISD means business with its new beefed-up police forcebad business, say some employees.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Dallas' Chief Problem

    Nobody believes Terrell Bolton anymore--except his friends at Dallas City Hall

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    November 28, 2002

    By the Book

    A DART police officer helps crack a murder case, only to lose his job

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Law? What Law?

    Dallas cops don't need no stinking law

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    October 24, 2002

    Angry Cops

    Letters from October 24

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    May 10, 2001

    We Shall Stay on Top

    Black leadership goes in the tank on civil rights, fights for the police chief's job instead

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Twice Told Tale

    Bolton's chief accuser has stuck to his story for more than a year

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    February 8, 2001

    Go on, Oppress Me

    Is racial profiling less serious when the police chief is black?

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    January 18, 2001

    Attitude Check

    New numbers show that DPD's "failure to ID" charge doesn't apply to everyone

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    October 26, 2000

    Hell Is a Nuisance

    When you make the cops mad, they can make you very, very sorry

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    August 31, 2000

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal

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    May 11, 2000

    Bolton's blues

    Dallas' new police Chief Terrell Bolton walks through a minefield as he tries to reshape the department. His strategy? Wear combat boots.

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    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

    Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping

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    February 17, 2000

    Black, white, and blue

    Dallas' African-American cops say they are being unfairly disciplined by a racist department. The numbers suggest they're right.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Ready to blow

    What's that scary ticking noise inside Dallas police headquarters?

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    September 2, 1999

    Cop a Look

    A boy in blue at a bookstore near you

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    August 26, 1999

    Sweet revenge

    Dallas' most unloved police officer finds himself surrounded by enemies -- from his own department

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    November 26, 1998

    Officer down

    Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.

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    April 23, 1998


    The Dallas bounty hunter's arsenal includes the pizza scam, the utility-clerk hustle, and the occasional M-1 rifle. Now who's the crook?

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    February 12, 1998

    Good cop, bad cop

    How does the Dallas police's "Teflon Chief" Willard Rollins skate past scrapes that could wreck other officer's careers?

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    September 28, 1995

    Copping out

    Dallas turns down federal millions that would put more cops on the street

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    July 20, 1995

    Photo finish

    Investigator in Ashley Estell case says Plano cops drove him out of department

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    November 10, 1994


    STEAM ed

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