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.