U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Dallas ISD’s Sunset High School on Monday, Oct. 3, to talk about the type of community policing that outgoing Dallas Police Chief David Brown implemented during his tenure.
Lynch also announced the kickoff of a new $119 million grant program for police departments across the country. The Dallas department will receive $3.1 million in grant funds to hire 25 additional officers. This week is National Community Policing Week, with many communities conducting National Night Out events on Wednesday.
Joining Lynch was John R. Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; Dallas cowboys tight end Jason Witten and strong safety Barry Church; four Dallas Police Academy cadets; Dallas ISD Trustee Audrey Pinkerton; Principal Cynthia Vega; and students in the Sunset criminal justice program, among others. After a brief media briefing, the group discussed their experiences with police in a private discussion.