Editor's Comments: Harry Trujillo was the first to advise District 6 residents their councilman had appointed his two sister-in-laws to the Park Board and Plan Commission, even though they live in District 7 in the same house. How do we build leadership in a very poor district if our councilman blocks opportunities for our residents to serve on important boards and commissions?
September 17, 2003
Subject: Current Police Deployment
Dear Dr. Garc?:
Dallas having the unfortunate distinction of having the nation's highest crime
rate and with the recent machine gun slaying (ambush) on Greenville Avenue on
Monday, September 15, 2003, I hope an examination of the current Dallas Police
deployment formula might lead to adding police resources to communities where
they are most needed.
It?s time to examine the manner in which the resources of our police department are being deployed. We pretend all communities throughout Dallas experience the same level or seriousness of crime, when we know the opposite to be true. To use that as a premise to deploy the exact same numbers of resources to each division of the city makes no sense. There is no crime more serious than homicide.
You should move that the City Council direct the Dallas Police Department to report back to the Public Safety Committee within 60 days with the following information:
I am requesting that you respond in writing by October 1, 2003. Complaints about time and cost don?t cut it. It is time to hold the Dallas Police Department accountable.
Harry O. Trujillo