Dal­las po­lice chief who over­saw re­sponse to fa­tal at­tack to re­tire

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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