Category: Criminal Justice

Marijuana Remains Problem

In Dallas Marijuana Remains Problem

On July 14, 2021, KDAF-TV reported that Senate Democrats unveiled a draft bill to decriminalize marijuana nationwide. The bill, introduced Wednesday by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, stops short of legalizing sales in all states but ends federal enforcement. It also aims to provide justice to minorities. Senate Democrats […]
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domestic violence

Domestic Violence Remains Issue in Dallas

WFAA-TV reported on July 14, 2021, that a Dallas police officer was arrested in Arlington on a domestic violence charge. Juan Lopez, a patrol officer who has been with the Dallas Police Department since 2015, was placed on administrative leave. The department said Lopez faces a charge of family violence assault — bodily injury. Arlington […]
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DWI Charges

Multiple DWI Charges in Recent Months

WFAA-TV reported on June 21, 2021, that the Dallas Police Department suspended an officer who was arrested and faced a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge after the truck he was driving apparently hit home. Senior Corporal Ronald Coulson was arrested by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and was booked into the Denton County Jail. […]
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DWI Enforcement

Increased DWI Enforcement in Dallas Texas This Holiday Season

KTVT-TV reported on December 21 that the annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic DWI Enforcement campaigns of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would begin on Wednesday, December 23. DPS was reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws. “Another year is drawing […]
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Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Driver faces DWI, evading arrest charges after SWAT incident on I-20 in Dallas Interstate 20 has been fully reopened in both directions after aerial footage showed officers take one person into custody. WFAA-TV reported on January 8, 2021, that a Dallas man was facing charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated (DWI) after a […]
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Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

KHOU-TV noted on November 24, 2020, that the day before Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Blackout Wednesday because it is also one of the heaviest drinking days of the year, is one of the deadliest days to be on the road. Wes LeRouax, with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, told KHOU that for driving […]
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Domestic Violence Remains Concern

Domestic Violence Remains Concern in Dallas

KXAS-TV reported on December 8, 2020, that there was a “dramatic increase” in calls to a domestic violence hotline operated by the leading provider of domestic violence services in Tarrant County. Kathryn Jacob, President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, an organization that operates two shelters, a 24/7 hotline, and provides a series of […]
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Texas Drug Penalty Groups

Dallas Continues to Crack Down on Drug Crimes

Dallas Police Starlight Program Aims to Expand Following Successful First Year Deterring Criminal Activity Spectrum News reported on November 12, 2020, that the Dallas Police Starlight Program was aiming to expand after a successful first year of deterring criminal activity. In an article on September 22, 2020, the Dallas Police Department announced the expansion of […]
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