Dallas, Texas (AP) Dallas police officers, on the run from the FBI in the wake of the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, were fired after an internal affairs investigation determined they were “misled” by one of the officers.
The Dallas Morning News reports (https://bit.ly/2bQeHwO) that an internal investigation into Dallas police department chief Art Acevedo’s handling of the case found the department chief lied to his officers in a meeting on Oct. 31.
“The officers, when they were told that they were not being fired, and that they would be fired, they did not respond to the initial request for comment by the chief.
They did not express concerns,” a spokesman said in a statement to the newspaper.
The spokesman also said that the officers “did not express concern that the chief was not being truthful in the briefing.”
Police officials say that Aceveda told the officers that the officer who opened fire on the officers was not the shooter and that the suspect was the suspect’s son.
Acevedo, who is white, was fired after the Dallas Police Commission, which investigates police misconduct, issued a report in February, saying Acevedas “conduct was inconsistent, prejudicial, and discriminatory and not in keeping with the values of the department and the community.”
The Dallas police chief was fired in April after an investigation found he was racially profiled, racially biased and lied to the commission.
In response to the Dallas Morning Report, a spokesman for Acevedos office said the city would continue to cooperate with the commission.
“We have already reached out to them and they will continue to work with us on a transparent, timely and equitable resolution,” said Kevin Johnson.