Black Pastors, Elected Officials Show ‘unquestionable Support' for Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall

Religious leaders, elected officials and community members defended Dallas police Chief U. Reneé Hall on Friday and called on the city to address the underlying factors they say have caused a recent surge in violent crime.“We are here to show our unquestionable support for Chief Hall,” Mayor Pro Tem Casey Thomas said to a crowd of about 50 people who showed up at police headquarters for a news conference and rally held by the African American Pastors Coalition.Days earlier, the local chapter of the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization called for Hall's ouster. Sgt. George Aranda, the chapter's president, said his organization had passed a no-confidence vote on Hall based on her “lack of leadership.”But Aranda's group did not receive the support of the Dallas Police Association or the Black Police Association, and City Manager T.C. Broadnax, Hall's boss, has said Hall will be his police chief as long as he's city manager.  Continue reading...

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