09/06/2007

Dallas leaders clash over police response to business alarms

By Dave Levinthal
The Dallas Morning News 

DALLAS, Texas Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Police Chief David Kunkle clashed Wednesday on whether the city should repeal its "verified response" burglar-alarm policy.

City Council members, meanwhile, appeared generally split on whether to reaffirm or repeal the policy, which requires business owners to confirm independently that a break-in has occurred before police officers will investigate either by using private security guards or driving to their businesses themselves.

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