Category Archives: Dallas News

By Lauren McGaughy, Texas Government Reporter

WACO — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is backing an effort to keep defendants with violent pasts behind bars.

On Tuesday, Abbott appeared in Waco to ask state lawmakers to pass a new law that, among other things, would require judges to set bail based partly on whether the accused person is a threat to law enforcement. 

Abbott’s announcement comes as Dallas County fights a lawsuit that claims the county’s bail system violates the rights of people who are kept in jail because they can’t pay their bonds.

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Original bond restored for the suspect in a wreck that killed a Dallas police officer

The suspect involved in a wreck that killed a Dallas police officer had his original $76,000 bond restored on Tuesday morning after state prosecutors had filed a motion asking a Dallas County judge to increase the bond to $100,000.

Adrian Breedlove

Breedlove (Photo courtesy of Dallas County Sheriff’s Office)

On Monday, Adrian Breedlove, 25, of Dallas was rearrested after a judge granted tentative approval to the state’s motion claiming that the original bond in the case was insufficient, according to a FOX4 report.

That was less than two days after he made bail on the $76,000 bond, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more from the Star-Telegram…

Dallas police officer killed by suspected drunken driver

DALLAS, Texas — The driver of an SUV that struck and killed a Dallas police officer on a motorcycle has been arrested.

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Senior Cpl Jamie Givens (Photo: FOX 4)

Authorities say 32-year Dallas Police Department veteran Senior Cpl. Earl Jamie Givens was killed by a suspected drunk driver Saturday while accompanying the funeral escort of another Dallas officer.

Givens was stopped on his motorcycle when he was struck by the SUV at high speed.

Read more from ABC13…

 

Video of Dallas PD 7/7 Memorial

7/7 MEMORIAL: The Dallas Police Department honors the lives of the five officers who were killed on July 7, 2016.

President Trump visits Houston, Dallas

President Trump visited Houston today (May 31, 2018) to speak to the families and community leaders affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 20, 2018. He also attended fundraisers and, as of this publishing, is en route to Dallas for a brief appearance at an undisclosed event.

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