First Black Female Dallas Police Chief Resigns amid Attacks on Police

Dallas Chief of Police U. Reneé Hall submitted her resignation Tuesday as attacks on police officers and civil unrest continue. Her pending departure follows those of other chiefs across the country.

Chief Hall, Dallas’ first Black female chief, did not offer a reason for her resignation, according to the Associated Press. Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax accepted her resignation which is scheduled to take effect at the end of 2020.

The chief came under increasing criticism in recent weeks for her handling of the civil unrest faced by Dallas residents and business owners, CBSDFW reported. She appears to have lost support from the city’s mayor and other political leaders in addition to the Dallas Police Association.