Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown Retiring

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown announced Thursday that he will retire, effective Oct. 22. “Serving the citizens of Dallas in this noble profession has been both a true honor and a humbling experience,” Brown wrote. He joined the Dallas Police Department 33 years ago in order to help stem the tide of crack-cocaine in his neighborhood. Brown rose to national prominence after five officers were fatally shot at a Black Lives Matter protest in the city in July. He scolded lawmakers for failing to act on gun violence, famously telling them to “Do your job.” In his letter, Brown paid tribute to the fallen officers and the “ultimate sacrifice they made on the streets of our city that awful night.”