It’s taking Dallas police longer to respond to 911 calls now, but chief says there’s a good reason

-DALLAS MORNING NEWS, AUGUST 24, 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

Dallas police response times to 911 calls are the slowest they’ve been since at least 2007, but Police Chief David Brown said there’s a good reason for that: reform efforts.

Officers are spending more time in training, so there are fewer cops on the streets, Brown told the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday. Officers are being taught to de-escalate and slow down situations, particularly those involving violent or mentally unstable people. <Read More>