Dallas Chief Shakes Up His Command Ranks

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Many Dallas police officers say that Police Chief David Kunkle's demotion this week of three deputy chiefs marked a small but significant step to restoring sound leadership and accountability to an ailing Police Department that had been criticized for the city's high crime rate, the fake-drugs scandal, flawed hiring practices, and cronyism, says the Dallas Morning News. In their place, he installed eight seasoned commanders with a combined experience of 173 years. The action stood in stark contrast to the mass October 1999 demotions by a previous chief that replaced an experienced top tier with a . . .

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