Eddie Garcia named new Dallas Police Chief


Special to The Dallas Examiner


City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced Wednesday that Eddie Garcia has been chosen as Dallas’ 30th chief of police. He will be the first Latino to preside over the Dallas Police Department, the country’s ninth largest police department.


“We should celebrate the fact that Chief Garcia will become our first Hispanic police chief. This truly is an historic moment for Dallas,” Mayor Eric Johnson said in a released statement.


“But we both understand that what truly matters now is the work ahead of us: making our communities safer and stronger. I expect that he will immediately begin developing plans to fight the unacceptable violent crime increases we have seen in Dallas. We will need our communities’ help in those efforts. Too many lives have been taken in our city. Too many families have been devastated by violence. And too many people in

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