Dallas Police Issue Order "Regarding the Duty to Intervene"

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall says she is implementing a new order requiring officers and non-sworn employees of the department to intervene if they see an officer using force "inappropriately" or when it is no longer required.

"Millions watched a Minneapolis police officer suffocate Mr. George Floyd to death by applying pressure with his knee on the victim’s neck for nearly 9 minutes. His fellow co-workers either assisted or stood by and watched Mr. Floyd take his last breath," the department wrote in a statement.

Hall says had other officers intervened when former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, "the outcome might have been different." She says the order was developed to "create a culture where what happened to Mr. Floyd does not happen again.​"

Chauvin has been charged with second degree murder. The three other officers who were at the scene have been fired and charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter.

Under Hall's order, any Dallas police employee is now required to stop or attempt to stop another employee from using excessive force.