Dallas PD Chief Opens Up About Burdens on Laws Enforcement: ‘We’re Asking Cops to Do Too Much’
At a press conference Monday morning, Dallas PD Chief David Brown opened up about the burdens placed on law enforcement throughout the country. “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” he told reporters.
All counted, the burdens placed on law enforcement were “beyond challenging,” he said.
“Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve. Not enough mental health funding: Let the cops handle it. Not enough drug addiction funding: Let’s give it to the cops. Here in Dallas we’ve got a loose dog problem: Let’s have the cops chase loose dogs. Schools fail: Give it to the cops. Seventy percent of the African-American community’s being raised by single women: Let’s give it to the cops to solve that as well,” he said.
“That’s too much to ask. Policing was never meant to solve all those problems,” he continued. “And I’d just ask for other parts of our democracy, along with the free press, to help us. To help us and not put that burden all on law enforcement to resolve.”
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