Category Archives: Police News

Police were called out to a fight at Walmart. Instead, a football game broke out

Police came looking for a fight. Instead, they found more than a dozen teenagers and young adults who they say were playing football late at night. The young people said the heat has kept them trapped indoors during the day.

Officer Rachel Ayuso, one of three officers to respond to the fight call at about 1 a.m. Thursday at the Walmart Supercenter on Southwest Wilshire Boulevard, said the 15 to 20 people stopped playing when police rolled up.

“They looked in our direction, maybe thinking we were going to tell them to leave,” Ayuso said.That’s when the officers hatched another plan, Ayuso said. Officer Jason Tauch came up with the idea to line up next to the players and light up the parking lot with their vehicles’ bright takedown lights.

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50 North Texas Police Officers Learn About Autism at Training

Nearly 50 law enforcement professionals including officers, school resource officers and administrators gathered in Fort Worth this week for training on how better work with people on the autism spectrum in the community.

The training was hosted by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office and taught by Autism Safety 101 from Florida.

“My goal is to familiarize Texas law enforcement with autism,” instructor Bart Barta said. “How people with autism react and respond.”

Barta is familiar with both sides of the lesson. Not only is his 14-year-old son on the autism spectrum, he is also a former member of the law enforcement community.

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Dallas PD turns down breakfast, donation from Mavericks CEO after email sparks outrage

By PoliceOne Staff

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks’ new CEO attempted to bring breakfast to Dallas police but was turned away after some officers were upset with the message from a movement she promoted.

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Marshall (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

On Wednesday, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall encouraged people to wear black and blue as part of a movement to promote unity between local communities and police, CBS DFW reported. Marshall’s grassroots movement, BB725, recognizes the five officers killed in the July 7, 2016 ambush in downtown Dallas.

But the movement also recognizes Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two men who died in officer-involved shootings during the same week as the ambush.

While Dallas officers said they supported Marshall’s effort to bring the community together, a number of them said they were outraged from a mass email from the Mavericks that explained the purpose of the movement. The email, which notified the department of Marshall’s plan to bring breakfast to police, said in part that “BB725 7/25 represents the 7 who died July 5, 6, 7 2016 – 2 died because they were black, 5 died because they wore blue,” according to WFAA.

Several officers reportedly found the description offensive and were upset that the movement highlighted the Sterling and Castile shootings. Some wondered why Marshall’s movement doesn’t recognize the three Baton Rouge officers killed in an ambush a week after the Dallas ambush.

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North Texas Couple Tells Stories ‘Behind the Texas Badge’ in New Book

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AC Christy Martinez (Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018; NBCDFW)

Behind every badge is a story about the person who wears it.

One North Texas couple went across the state to gather those stories for their new book, aptly named “Behind the Texas Badge.”

For Grand Prairie Assistant Police Chief Christy Martinez, that story was born from a desire to be a force for good after a brush with tragedy at 16 years old.

“I hope to bring the same type of energy — a sense of hope that was quickened to me that particular night,” Martinez said.

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Colleyville City Council hears first reading for Crime Control and Prevention District budget

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On July 17 the Colleyville City Council approved the first reading of the 2018-19 fiscal year Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District budget.

The CCCPD funds public safety initiatives, including officer salaries and equipment.

“We request no major changes to the CCPD budget,” Police Chief Michael Miller said to the council.

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Vote for your favorite Dallas-Fort Worth police lip-sync video

Well lip-sync fans, the time has come for you to cast your vote for the best Dallas-Fort Worth area police department in the viral lip-sync challenge.

What you need to do is simple.Watch the video above, then follow this link to our Facebook post and vote for your favorite by typing the name of one of the police departments featured in the video in the comments section of the post by 11:59 p.m. on July 15. We’ll announce the winner at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, on our Facebook page.

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Lip sync battle taking over Texas police departments

[Editor’s Note: If you were wondering what was going on HERE, read on!]

By: FOX4News.com Staff

 – Police departments around the state are locked in a heated social media battle – over the best lip sync video.

It seems the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office started the battle. A video featuring Deputy Alexander Mena lip syncing to the song “Fuiste Mala” by The Kumbia Kings went viral with more than 1.5 million views.

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