Police Chief David Brown urged people in the community to become “a part of the solution” and join the force, “We’re hiring,” Brown said in response to Black Lives Matter protesting, “Get off that protest line and put an application in. We’ll put you in your neighborhood and help you resolve some of those problems.”
The residents of Dallas responded in a big way to Brown’s request.
From July 8 through July 20, 467 applications were placed to be a police officer, an average of 39 applications turned in every day.
Micah Johnson, the gunman who killed five police officers at a Dallas protest sparked by police shootings of black men was described as a “loner.” Here’s what you need to know about him. (Victoria Walker, Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post)
“Get off that protest line and put an application in,” Brown had told those who had been demonstrating against recent controversial police shootings. “And we’ll put you in your neighborhood, and we’ll help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”
A gunman killed five officers in the Dallas ambush, police said. Days later, another shooter killed three officers in Baton Rouge.
— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 12, 2016
Montrell Lyle Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Bradford Garafola
Police killed both shooters after the attacks.