August 7, 2021
On Saturday, August 7, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax will unveil next year’s proposed city budget, including his spending plan for the Dallas Police Department.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said the city has to support police Chief Eddie García’s plan to reduce violent crime. “We’ve got to give him the resources for this plan to work and it involves increasing the police presence on the streets in the city.” Johnson praised García’s plan. “It’s a few months in, it’s already showing results.”
After the number of murders and aggravated assaults increased for two years, DPD says there were 118 murders and non-negligent manslaughters between January 1st and August 1st.
That’s down from 122 or 3% from the same time period last year. Aggravated assaults, non-family violence are still more than 3% higher than last year during the same time period.
But Johnson said the rate of the increases has slowed. When asked if he believes the city is turning a corner, he said, “Yeah, the plan is showing early signs of success. It’s too early to declare victory.”
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