air date: June 22, 2017
In this episode of Overheard, former Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown reflects on the 2016 Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead and seven other wounded, talks about the experience of writing his first book and the current state of police-community relations in America.
David Brown is a thirty-three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, from which he retired as chief in October 2016. Now a correspondent for ABC News, he is also an adviser for Texas organizations focused on positively influencing early childhood education efforts, mental health awareness and treatment, and assistance for formerly incarcerated persons. His first book titled Called to Rise was released in June of 2017.