Dallas Police Investigating Domestic Violence Allegation Against Activist Dominique Alexander

Dallas police are investigating after prominent local activist Dominique Alexander was accused of domestic violence overnight.Jeff Hood, a Dallas activist and pastor, said the accuser called him Tuesday night. They went to a hospital together, then to a police station to make the report."The anger that pervades Dominique is a sickness, and it has to be addressed and dealt with," Hood said. "I have seen the good in Dominique, I think a lot of the city has seen the good in Dominique, but I think there has to be an opportunity to rehabilitate that good."Police confirmed in a statement that an allegation had been made against Alexander and that the department's family violence unit was investigating. Alexander, 30, could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning.The Next Generation Action Network founder was sentenced to five years in prison for shaking a 2-year-old in 2011, but released after just eight days because a judge counted his probation period as time served. Alexander has also been convicted of theft, forging a check, making a false report and evading arrest.Lawyer Lee Merritt, who has worked with Alexander on a number of civil-rights protests in Dallas, declined to comment on the allegations when reached Wednesday morning."I don't have a comment at the time. I just learned about this in the last 30 minutes," he said.  Continue reading...

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