Category Archives: Cop Watch

Dallas Police Chief Announces Big Policy Changes To Halt Trend of Dallas Police Department Officer Involved Shootings

Last Friday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced that there would be changes made over at the Dallas Police Department to deal with the big (HUGE) problem of officer involved shootings here in Dallas, Texas (for details, read our earlier post where our city is averaging 1 Dallas officer involved shooting every few weeks).  …


Dallas Police Excessive Force: 16 Officer Involved Shootings in 2012 – Over 1 Each Month and 50% Are Fatal

Police officers are trusted by you and me to carry guns, pistols, stun guns, and other weapons on their bodies as they drive the streets and walk alongside us and our kids because they are doing the job of protecting and serving the public.  So when cops decide to use their weapons to harm or…


Houston Police Bust Woman Whose Cardboard Sign Warns Drivers of Speed Trap Ahead: Police Pocketbook vs Free Speech?

How often on the Texas roads you’ve driven have you seen motorists on the other side of the road or highway, traveling in the opposite direction, flashing their lights at you or simply driving in the daytime with their headlights on?  You slow down, don’t you – because you know that for many Texans, this…


Whistleblower Gregory London Back On The Job With Back Pay After Blowing Whistle About Dallas County Constable Derick Evans Campaign Antics

This week, Gregory London returned to his job at the Dallas County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office after being reinstated by the Dallas County Civil Service Commission, which also awarded London back pay and benefits covering the time he was out of work after spilling the beans about his boss to an ex-agent of the Federal…


Fort Worth Police Department Starts Doing Its Own DNA Testing at Fort Worth Crime Lab. Feel Safer?

Over in Fort Worth, they had the fancy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Fort Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory (and Property and Evidence Room) almost two years ago – back on August 23, 2010. You can see photos of the ribbon cutting online at the Fort Worth Police Department website where the department explains…


Dallas Police Department Stops Using Stop Sticks (Spikes) Because They’re Dangerous … for Police.

Stop sticks are those gizmos that are thrown across a road so when a car drives over them, the tires get punctured and the car can’t keep zipping down the road. They’re not exactly spikes: the company that makes them calls them strips of “quills” that allow the tires to lose air over time, so…


Aransas Pass Police Caught on Video Beating Matias Vera: Texas Police Department Faces Another Allegation of Evildoing.

Call it “police brutality” or “excessive force,” but anytime someone in law enforcement abuses their power with physical violence, it’s not something that should be tolerated by anyone, anywhere – much less the local law enforcement officials, city councils, or state and federal authorities. So it’s rather shocking that we’re reading yet ANOTHER news story…


Eyewitness Testimony and Prosecutorial Misconduct Spotlighted Again as Texas Executed Another Innocent Man: the Wrongful Prosecution of Carlos DeLuna

In what universe does anyone really believe that eyewitness testimony is reliable?  Really?  We’ve written before about how criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors alike are well aware that witnesses are notoriously unreliable in giving accurate information about a crime. For example, read our earlier post discussing a Dallas Morning News expose where the Dallas County…


Texas Police Surveillance: Cameras Are Watching You While Police DashCams Aren’t Watching the Police As Much (Because the Cops Don’t Like the Discipline Results)

Technological advances are being used by law enforcement, they always have been.  Watch old movies or classic television shows and you can see innovations in communications and monitoring devices making their way into police departments and law enforcement agencies.  It’s to be expected, right? So, no one should be very surprised to learn that lots…


Bait Cars Okayed by Dallas City Council, Dallas Police Chief Gets $3 Million to Trap Thieves: Who’s Creating the Crime Here? Aren’t Bait Cars Entrapment And Illegal Under Texas Penal Code?

Dallas Police Chief David Brown went before the Dallas City Council last week and got the City Council’s okay to spend lots of money to buy things for the Dallas Police Department: items Chief Brown labels necessities in crime fighting but what many are concerned amount to Big Brother activities that will result in illegal…