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Fort Worth's police officers are on their way to a new contract. They'd been working under an old contract that was supposed to expire last fall as discussions between the police association and the city dragged on for nearly a year and a half. The tentative agreement, reached Thursday, offers a range of incentives and pay raises for the city’s 1,625 officers.

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said in a news conference Friday systemic changes need to be made to the police department in light of the viral video that showed a white officer wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground.

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A white Fort Worth police officer captured on cell phone video wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and two of her teenage daughters will be suspended for 10 days without pay and will not be fired.

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A viral video of a white Fort Worth police officer forcefully arresting a black woman and her daughters in December has put a spotlight on the city's police chief, Joel Fitzgerald. As the investigation is beginning to wrap up, many are waiting to see how he handles the fallout.

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A police dashcam video released five months after a Texas officer shot a black man appears to show the man walking away as the officer fired, and the man's lawyer says he was not a threat.

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Fort Worth officials are calling for patience during the ongoing investigation of a viral video of a white Fort Worth police officer wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and her teenage daughters.

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Fort Worth police are investigating a white officer shown in a viral video wrestling a black woman to the ground Wednesday before arresting her and her teenage daughters.

What began as a dispute over littering rapidly escalated into the arrest of a black woman and her two daughters Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas. The incident was captured on video and has sparked an internal affairs inquiry into the white police officer who forcefully arrested the women.

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Stormtroopers have tried multiple times to join the Fort Worth Police Department, but they're just not cutting it.  

Fort Worth Makes History, Names Its First Black Police Chief

Sep 23, 2015
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Fort Worth has chosen a new police chief: Joel Fitzgerald, who's spent the last two years as top cop in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He'll be Fort Worth's first African-American chief. That's a description he's used to. 

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It’s been the better part of a year since Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead stepped down. Now, the city is about to hire a new top cop, and the job won’t likely prove easy.

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Police departments in Texas are outfitting officers with body cameras. Would a body camera have changed what happened with the officer in McKinney?

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When the owners of a popular Fort Worth restaurant heard about the killing of two New York police officers earlier this month, they were in disbelief.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: two small earthquakes shook up the region, a Terrell teen who lost five members of his family gets a slight reprieve, charges are dropped against eight Fort Worth police officers, and more.

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Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead officially announced his retirement from the city’s police department today.  

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It’s a tough time to be a car thief – the number of vehicles stolen in the United States has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years. So you’d think it’s a pretty good time to be someone who tracks down car thieves, but at the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators conference, there were other concerns.

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Some North Texas police departments are about to enforce their “no refusal” policy that cracks down on drunk drivers. It’s becoming a part of the holidays.

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Among the challenges that many school districts face is the number of economically disadvantaged students and, in some cases, kids without a steady home.

One class in the Fort Worth Independent School District decided to tackle this problem, and they did it with style.

With a 14th officer arrested on suspicion of DWI, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead vows to get tough.

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New Years celebrations bring not only more drunk driving, but “no refusal” programs across North Texas.