Dallas Police Chief says officers will not be prosecuted for shooting at suspect

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The Dallas Police Department on Wednesday announced that it is not prosecuting the officers involved in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in 2015.

A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Protective Association (DPPA) told News24 that the police officers involved have already been reassigned to administrative duty.DPPA president and CEO Steve Smith said Wednesday that the officers will still be working with their colleagues in the department.

He said that the DPD will “continue to be accountable for all the officers’ actions.”

On Thursday, the Dallas County District Attorney announced that the department would not pursue charges against the officers, which would have resulted in a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison for the first-degree murder charge.