Mayor Sounds Off on Mass Firing of Dallas Police Officers

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    NBCDFW.com

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is sounding off after a mass firing of Dallas police officers Tuesday night. 

    Rawlings says Dallas Police Chief David Brown did the right thing by firing two officers accused of failing to investigate more than 250 cases, many involving domestic violence.

    "He's taken the actions I think are appropriate and I support him fully on it," said Rawlings.

    Mayor Responds to Mass Firing of Dallas Police Officers

    [DFW] Mayor Responds to Mass Firing of Dallas Police Officers
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is responding to the mass firing of Dallas police officers.

    Rawlings went on to say the city needs major help when it comes to fighting domestic violence.

    "I'm heart broken any time we have a women being killed in her own house, being beaten up," said Rawlings, who hosted a "Men Against Abuse" rally at City Hall Plaza back in March.

    Rawlings has been fighting to lower domestic violence rates in Dallas since taking office.

    "I think we need to work harder on every aspect of domestic violence. This is just one crack that we're dealing with," he said. "There are a lot of other cracks in the system and we've got to work hard to close every crack."

    Rawlings said he's calling a meeting and inviting police and the district attorney's office to help him come up with a new plan to make sure victims are not ignored.