Crime

Dallas Police Chief David Brown Casually Tweets About Firing Cops Before Asking for Blues Recommendations

If you follow Dallas Police Chief David Brown on Twitter, you were greeted this morning with the ominous announcement above. We're still waiting for a call back from DPD's media relations department and/or a reply to our Tweet asking Brown to elaborate. But a report in the Morning News pretty clearly suggests that what the chief is dreading is firing at least six officers who have disciplinary hearings scheduled for this afternoon. Also on the docket is the case of Lt. Regina Smith, aka Lucille Baller.

Brown was apparently very distraught over these burdens of police chiefdom. He spent the next several minutes discussing blues music with his Twitter followers.

@EssKayT suggests Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn (Brown: "how could I forget Stevie Ray"), while @graemeham90 suggests Charlie "Bird" Parker ("my old man used to talk about Charlie Bird thanks guess I'm old now listening to my parents music,"). Finally, @sfolsom41 chimes in with Howling Wolf and Son House.

Brown's aching heart is apparently soothed. Now, maybe he'll be so kind as to pass those selections along to the officers he's about to fire.

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Eric Nicholson
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