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“I can only imagine the community’s perception of who we are as a Dallas police department and, if we’re truly honest with one another, what law enforcement is or who law enforcement is across this country,” Hall said.
But, she said, the allegations heard at trial are not “reflective of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department.” Hall explained that the troublesome testimony was now being handed over for investigation from the department’s internal affairs division, and that any necessary policy or procedural changes would be made afterward.
Earlier Wednesday, a small crowd of people gathered in the foyer outside the courtroom, yelling and crying in frustration over what they said was too short of a punishment.
“The energy in Dallas is more volatile now than when the case started, because you gave people a bit of hope, then you took it away,” said Changa Higgins, head of the Dallas Community Police Oversight Coalition.
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