Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall resigns following criticisms of protest response

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Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall at The Texas Tribune Festival in 2017. Hall is stepping down from her post as the city's top cop in November. Credit: Qiling Wang for The Texas Tribune

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall will leave her position on Nov. 10, according to a statement from Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax. Hall was heavily criticized by six City Council members after anti-police brutality protests in Dallas in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. Hall's resignation letter didn’t reference such criticisms.

Instead, her resignation says she has received “a number of inquiries about future career opportunities.” Hall said that, for now, she would keep her next step “confidential.”

“These past three years have been saturated with a series of unimaginable events that individually and collectively have never happened in the City of Dallas,” Hall wrote. “I am proud that this department has not only coped with an unthinkable series of events, but we also managed to implement critical reforms.”