From Scapegoat to Hero: DPD’s Chief Brown Praised for Leadership

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DALLAS -- Chief David O. Brown has had the unenviable task of leading the Dallas Police Department through the most difficult days it has faced in decades, but there may be some light for the chief at the end of this tunnel.

Just a few weeks ago, folks in the department were calling for Brown's resignation.

But now he's being praised for his leadership.  Attorney and former police officer Peter Schulte says the chief's stock may be rising.

"Chief Brown handled himself incredibly well," Schulte said. "I think he made Dallas look very good to the rest of the world."

So, what about those naysayers?  Will they be joining Team Brown once the dust has settled?

"I think there's definitely going to be a change of attitude," Schulte said. "At this particular point, he can be police chief for as long as he wants, if he keeps acting the way he's acted the last three days, because he really really did a good job."