Dallas officials penetrating authorities violence against protesters, arrest of professional photographer – The Dallas Morning News

12August 2020

Dallas city officials are examining how cops stormed and arrested peaceful protesters along with the photographer who captured their violence 5 days after George Floyd’s death.

City Council members revealed alarm at a < a href ="https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2020/08/09/i-felt-like-my-chest-was-on-fire-photo-shows-cop-blasting-a-peaceful-protester-with-a-pepper-ball-gun-at-close-range/"target="_ blank”> report in The Dallas Early Morning News released Sunday that detailed what happened, and called for a special hearing of the general public safety committee on Aug. 18 to question Cops Chief U. Reneé Hall about officers’ actions that very first weekend of mass presentations downtown.

A representative for the cops department also said its internal affairs division was “checking out the event”but provided no other detail.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson speaks at a press conference following mass presentations in June. Johnson stated he was “incredibly disheartened”by the findings of a current examination by The Dallas Early morning News detailing police violence against protesters.(Juan Figueroa/ Personnel Professional Photographer)”Definitely when police is acting outside the

scope of appropriate behavior it is worrying, and we just need to get to the bottom of it,”stated Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough, who heads the committee that assists supervise the police department. Mayor Eric Johnson stated he was”extremely disheartened” by the story’s findings. They fit an unpleasant pattern, he stated.”I have had severequestions and concerns about the method our police leadership has actually managed peaceful protests, in addition to the rioting and robbery,”Johnson informed The News.”I have not been satisfied by the responses, which are frequently incomplete and contradictory.”

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