Dallas Chief Asked To Resign By Unions

The Dallas Police Department has four four police associations and they have each asked that Dallas Chief David Brown resign. The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, the Dallas Police Association, the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police and the Dallas chapter of the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization met Monday afternoon to discuss Brown’s move to put hundreds of officers on different shifts. They also met with Mayor Mike Rawlings, who has also publicly supported Brown and his efforts.

The rare joint meeting was in response to complaints among officers about shift changes and task force assignments, which have put 600 officers on late night and overnight shifts. Brown publicly announced the measure Monday, but officers started receiving notifications about the changes late last week.

Brown said the changes are necessary to combat an increase in violent crime, including a 75 percent jump in murders. But the associations have said they feel Brown has not communicated what is expected of officers and the rank-and-file no longer trusts his leadership.


The Black Police Association sent a letter to the mayor, city manager and City Council members saying they no longer believe Brown is fit to lead the Police Department.

“The current atmosphere within the Dallas Police Department is one of vengeance, distrust, retaliation and failure to employ the most prudent use of manpower,” wrote BPA’s president, Lt. Thomas Glover.

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  1. Missionary Mary Joyce Pratt

    Whwhy, Chief, ever late any one trll you to.leave your post..Do YOU not know it was God that put you there. O, it comes with problem, but I BOUND any attack on your job or performance In Jesus BLOODY Name. Satan runs from the Blood of Jesus.

    My page BREAK THROUGH and Deliverance

  2. mel clower

    they are not unions. they are associations. they can ask they can beg they can yell, but in the end they have no significant roll in what happens. so please stop calling them unions. thank you

  3. Scott fahey retired police officer and LET CHAPLAIN

    I want more information. Moving officers to other shifts due to a need has always been done. I didn’t see anything in this report that would support a vote of no confidence.

    When my agency had similar issues, they were proactive. I knew when I became a police officer I would be working a lot of weekends.

    I am more concerned with the equipment our officers receive and necessary training. Patrol is the backbone of any LEVEL AGENCY.


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