Dallas leaders’ proactive stance tamps down shooting protest

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas leaders swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake. They expressed contrition, launched an independent investigation and reached out to the victim’s family.

That proactive approach appeared to tamp down anger in the community in the first few days after the Sept. 6 killing of Botham Jean. There have been protests but not large-scale unrest.

Frederick Haynes, pastor of a Baptist church in Dallas and...

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