Top Dallas law enforcement officials are trying to tighten the reigns on new, inexperienced police officers while saving face in the midst of national attention for at least one case of misconduct. As the Dallas Morning News reports, the hiring of 1,200 officers in recent years may be playing a role in the influx of problem-cops. [Read more…]
Dallas County Has Alternative Sentencing Options
The Dallas County alternative sentencing option is being heralded a success for a variety of reasons. Not only do the defendants prefer their home to a jail cell, the county can appreciate the hundreds of thousands of dollars the program has saved in its first year.
It’s nearly been a year since the county began the program and it’s already saved $366,016, according to the Dallas Morning News. And the cost of the program—already paid for. The County had budgeted only $200,000 to get the program on its feet, well surpassed by nearly two-fold. [Read more…]