Dallas Black Police Association head says chief favored union

A newly released video appears to show the president of the Dallas Black Police Association admitting Chief David Brown did favors for the union.

The video is from two years ago and shows Sergeant Cletus Judge talking on the phone in a conference room.

“I said you don't understand what the Chief does for me, how he's helped me with transfers, getting people out of trouble,” Judge said on the video. “I made this appeal to the board, I was adamant about this s—t, I said, every time I ask Chief Brown to do something, when I ask him to move people or, get someone a good job, he has done it.”

Judge claims Chief Brown is now angry with him because the association backed a lawsuit against the chief by one of its members.

The video was given to the mayor and city council members by someone claiming to be a concerned Dallas police officer. FOX4 obtained the video in response to a public information request.

Chief Brown refuted the idea he gave anyone special treatment.

"The decisions that I make are not based on any personal favors. My decisions are made in the best interest of the department and the citizens of the City of Dallas," Brown said in a statement.

Ron Pinkston, Dallas Police Association president, said the video was “very disturbing for the citizens of Dallas.”

“We see the Black Police Association saying the chief does favors for them, disciplines police officers for them when the Chief has been going around saying he doesn't do that,” Pinkston said.

The president of the Black Police Association didn’t respond to interview requests.

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