Fewer Dallas PD officers to be reassigned in crime fighting effort

Fewer Dallas police officers will be reassigned to fight a recent increase in violent crimes than Chief David Brown first proposed.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Chief Brown said state and federal authorities will help crack down on wanted domestic violence offenders and drug offenders. The additional state and federal officials will be authorized to make arrests on Dallas warrants outside of Dallas County.

"Criminals don't recognize geographic borders and neither should cops,” Rawlings said.

Chief Brown's original plan to reassign and reschedule some 600 police officers took heavy criticism. Due to state and federal help that number is now down to 240 officers.

Statistics show a recent spike in violent crimes in Dallas, including an 86 percent increase in murders for the first part of 2016.

"Our officers are professional. They're dedicated, they're honorable. These folks are noble. They won't brag they won't boast but we need your support,” Brown said.

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