‘Serious Issues' in DPD Vice Unit, Opioids in North Texas, Dallas Holiday Parade: Your Friday Morning News Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.Weather: Sunny to partly cloudy and seasonably cool. High: 65 degrees.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Citing 'serious issues,' Dallas police chief overhauls vice unit, reassigns 20 officersIn her first major move as Dallas police chief, U. Renee Hall on Thursday temporarily dismantled the department's vice unit after discovering "serious issues" and reassigned its 20 officers.The chief has not publicly detailed what led to her decision to overhaul the unit that oversees prostitution and gambling investigations."There are some serious issues that need to be addressed because there are more questions than answers following my initial assessment," she said at a news conference Thursday evening.The vice unit's specialized officers will be reassigned to five other "critical enforcement" areas, such as domestic violence and robberies.New investigations that the vice unit would typically handle will fall to patrol officers and other units, Hall said. It is unclear what will happen to open cases.And: The Garland Fire Department's spokesman and his two sons were arrested Thursday morning on narcotics charges, the department said.Also: A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother of six Monday night as she worked at a Dollar General in east Oak Cliff.  Continue reading...

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