Chief Hall Decides Not to Charge Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Protesters

Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall announced today that the Dallas Police Department will not file charges at-large against the 600 protesters detained Monday night on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The decision was made after consulting with City Manager T.C. Broadnax and other city leaders as well as police department leadership.

“I strongly believe we made the right decisions to deter and disperse the large crowd on the bridge,” said Chief Hall. “We had to protect the protesters from vehicular injury on a roadway still open to traffic. It was critically important to process protesters and then safely reopen the bridge.”

Starting last Friday, Hall and Broadnax have participated in peaceful Dallas demonstrations and challenging conversations with grassroots organizers, faith leaders and residents throughout the city mourning George Floyd’s death while also searching for concrete change and progress.

“In any form, racism is the enemy not the protesters,” said Broadnax. “I agree with Chief Hall that this is the right decision at the right time. This week the protests have been peaceful and I was truly moved to see our officers taking a knee at yesterday’s event. Now is the time for collaboration and compassion not confrontation.”

Both leaders emphasized, however, that the Dallas Police Department will still move swiftly to protect people and property in Dallas if looting, property crimes and violence reoccur. They also noted that most of the people arrested over the weekend were not from Dallas.

“Today’s decision is not permission to damage businesses or commit this kind of action in our city,” said Hall. “If you break the law, especially serious acts such as brick-throwing, looting, Molotov cocktails, as well as behavior that risks the lives of peaceful protesters as well as our officers, you will be arrested because we will not tolerate that kind of behavior.”

Broadnax also expressed concern that the protests will produce a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

“Today, we saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases,” said Broadnax. “Our minority communities have borne the brunt of this health and economic crisis. We are concerned these demonstrations will produce a large number of new cases. I’d like to urge anyone who has been in close proximity of these large crowds to get tested at one of the City’s drive-through Community-Based Testing Sites.”

Broadnax and Hall both said they are deeply encouraged the demonstrations have been peaceful in the last few days.

“Please accept our commitment to make concrete progress quickly at the City of Dallas,” said Broadnax. “Everything is on the table, and together we can move quickly to find ways that produce changes that value justice, integrity, transparency and good governance. Hopefully, we can turn this pain and anger into action in Dallas.”

 

Homicide Investigation of Timeria Jones

On June 2, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 7460 S. Westmoreland Road.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim, Timeria Jones, a 22-year-old Black female had been shot.  She was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.  Three additional victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Walton, #8479 at (214) 701-8453 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com.   Please refer to report #097653-2020.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at:

(214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Identity of Suspect in Debit/Credit Card Abuse Sought

On May 9, 2020, at 11:22 AM, the above-pictured suspect purchased $398.00 worth of merchandise using the complainant’s stolen credit card information at 11920 Inwood Road. Dallas Police request that anyone with information regarding this offense or suspect, please contact Detective. R. Morris, #7224, with the Dallas Police Department Financial Crimes Unit, at william.morris2@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and any other felony offense.
Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Homicide at 5207 Colonial Avenue

On June 1, 2020, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 5200 Colonial Avenue.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim, Theron Crawford, a 48-year-old Black male shot multiple times.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Kramer, #7967 at 214-671-3608 or ronald.kramer@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to report #096611-2020.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Accident Involving Death at 3400 S. Malcolm X Boulevard

On May 14, 2020, at about 11:10 p.m., the victim was crossing the road at 3400 S. Malcolm X Boulevard when she was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound. The suspect vehicle did not stop and continued southbound from the location. The victim was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The suspect vehicle is believed to be an older Ford Crown Victoria, similar in design and appearance to an older model police car with a white hood and white roof. The doors and fenders are black. The suspect vehicle will have a damaged front end and windshield. The vehicle also had a white window shade in the rear passenger side window.

Dallas Police request that anyone with information regarding this offense or the above described vehicle, please contact Detective. C. Clark, #6712, with the Dallas Police Department Vehicle Crimes Unit, 214-671-0011.

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and any other felony offense. Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

iWatchDallas app Interruption of Service

On Sunday, May 31 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Dallas Police Department did experience a temporary interruption in service with its iWatchDallas app. The cause is still being determined. Meanwhile, the use of the app has been restored and we encourage the public to download it to report a crime and or any suspicious activity. Be sure and use the enhanced feature where photos and video can be uploaded. The minute you push send, the information is immediately transmitted to our Real Time Crime Center where analysts review your report and take action if necessary.

 

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Dallas Statement on the Use of Force Incidents

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) has been made aware of two use-of-force incidents possibly involving members of the Dallas Police Department. According to intel, both occurred on Sunday, May 31 on Main Street. One happened at approximately 4 p.m. near the Pegasus Plaza downtown in the 1500 block and the other near the Bank of America Financial Center located in the 900 block around 7 p.m.

As a result, two individuals were seriously injured, requiring hospitalization and surgery. We are currently waiting for the victims to recover in order to garner all the facts surrounding these incidents.

Detectives are currently canvassing the areas to acquire any video captured during this time. We are asking members of our community for their assistance. If you have any information, photos or video regarding the incidents, please contact DPD’s Internal Affairs Division at 214-671-3986 or send an email to: DPDIAD@dallascityhall.com.

We take these matters very seriously. Rest assured, there will be a full investigation and we will continue to keep the public informed on the status of the investigations.

In addition, we will share the results of our investigation with the City’s Office of Community Police Oversight and encourage members of our community to reach out to the Police Monitor at ocpo@dallascityhall.com at any time to file a complaint.

 

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Critical Missing – Gary Wayne Lacik

UPDATE 6/01/20202 at 5:45 p.m.: Critical Missing Person Gary Lacik have been located and is safe.

On May 30, 2020, at about 3:00 p.m., Mr. Lacik was last seen on foot in the 7700 block of Los Alamitos Dr.  Mr. Lacik may be disoriented and in need of assistance.

Mr. Lacik is described as a 50-year-old White male. He is 6’1″ and weighs 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a purple t-shirt, and red converse shoes.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual.  Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

 

 

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