The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas Police Chief David Brown this morning will speak publicly for the first time about his decision to retire.
Brown hasn’t revealed the reason for the departure since he announced it in a statement last week. He’s been with the Dallas Police Department since 1983, and police chief since 2010.
Assistant Chief David Pughes will serve as interim Chief after Brown retires Oct. 22. The next city manager will appoint a new police chief.
Other stories this morning:
- Some of the neediest homeless people in Dallas will move into new homes today. The Cottages at Hickory Crossing will open just south of Deep Ellum. They’re designed to provide homes for 50 homeless people considered as the costliest to hospitals, emergency services and jails in Dallas County. Tenants will be moving in over the next few weeks.
- Our Big Screen team covers the films to watch from this week’s Venice Film Festival.
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