A discussion with North Oak Cliff community prosecutor Ryan Presley piqued my interest in the new crime ordinance passed by Dallas City Council earlier this month. I ran into Presley at both the Bishop/Davis landuse study and Oak Cliff Gateway community meetings (side note: when I asked whether this was part of his job, he said no, but he likes to keep up on what’s going on in the neighborhood), and he mentioned the new ordinance, which gives police more teeth, so to speak, when dealing with multi-family complexes and their owners/managers.
Some of the ordinance’s details are still being hammered out, but in this podcast, Deputy Chief Rick Watson and Sgt. Sharise Hadnot of the Dallas Southwest Police Division give an overview of what it means, and why it’s important to Oak Cliff residents, whether they live in a multi-family complex or not. The podcast is about 10 minutes long and 15.6 megabytes to download.