The Dallas Police Department announced a change to the department’s Video Release Policy on Tuesday.
Effective immediately, the department will release recordings, within 72 hours, of “critical incidents” including officer-involved shootings and use of force that results in serious bodily injury or death.
It also includes release of video secured if someone dies in police custody.
Previously, the video was released on a case-by-case basis.
“This is another step in our efforts to establish a foundation of transparency and trust among DPD and our communities,” said Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall.
Chief Hall also expanded the order so it will allow an opportunity for the injured person or a next of kin for a deceased person to review the footage before it’s released to the public.
Additionally, the Director of the Office of Community Police Oversight, the District Attorney as well as the involved officer or officers will have an opportunity to view the video recording before its release.
Also Tuesday, DPD began posting its monthly traffic and citation data, including analysis displaying race and ethnicities of the people cited.
This step was outlined early this month when Dallas presented the “One Dallas: R.E.A.L. Change Plan” to the City Council.
Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report
The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.
The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.
According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.
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Jacob Black was unarmed. I don’t care what Jacob Blake did or didn’t do, I don’t care. He’s unarmed, and that police officer shoots him in the back at least seven times in front of his three young children who were in the car. That cop should go to prison, but I doubt he will.
And yet, there are a lot of you who are only mad because the NBA won’t play their games for your entertainment Wednesday night.