Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall has resigned as the city’s top cop, she was the first African-American female to hold the position.
Hall’s resignation comes three years after she was hired and after a tenure that has seen Dallas’ crime rate increase. She was criticized by some for her handling of the George Floyd protests in downtown Dallas earlier this summer.
“These past three years have been saturated with a series of unimaginable events that Individually and collectively have never happened In the City of Dallas. I am proud that this department has not only coped with an unthinkable series of events, but we have also managed to Implement critical reforms that were clearly needed for the Dallas Police Department to meet our 21° Century Policing goals,” Hall said in her resignation letter to Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax.
Renee Hall’s resignation will effective November 10th.