Dallas police chief who oversaw response to fatal attack to retire
DALLAS — Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by clashes with police unions but perhaps most notably by widespread praise for his response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers.
Brown issued a state- Brown ment saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police and six years as chief.
He emerged as the charismatic face of the city in the days after the shootings by an Army veteran who was motivated by revenge in the wake of police shootings elsewhere that killed or injured black men. The gunman was killed.