Back From Medical Leave, Chief Hall Now Aims to Fix an Ailing Police Department

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall showed up to work Monday for the first time in more than a month. A video posted by the department on Twitter showed the chief getting out of her SUV and declaring herself excited to be back after taking time off for medical reasons.“Now it’s time for me to get in here and do the work because we still have a lot of work to do,” Hall says in the video. Her first appointment was at Dallas City Hall on Monday to address a recommended overhaul of her department, which could bring about some of the biggest changes it has seen in the last 15 years. The meeting was in response to a staffing study that said the police department is not using its resources effectively, laying blame at years of poor oversight by managers.   Continue reading...

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