NEWS BRIEF The Dallas Police Department will review more than 170 hours of footage from body cameras worn by police at a demonstration against police violence last week where a sniper killed five officers and injured nine more, the department’s chief said Monday.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a news conference that officials are reviewing 300 witness statements and collecting video footage from body cameras, dashboard cameras, and surveillance cameras at the intersection in downtown Dallas where 25-year-old Micah Johnson opened fire Thursday night. Before he was killed by police, Johnson, who was black, told officers he specifically targeted white police officers because he
Brown said he is “running on fumes” as the department investigates the shooting with the help of federal agents and regional law-enforcement agencies.
“We’re all on edge and being very careful,” Brown said.
The slain officers included four from the Dallas Police Department and one from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Four Dallas officers, four DART officers, and two Dallas County Community College officers were wounded.