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A Busy Day: Dallas Police Chief Fires Five Officers In Unrelated Cases

Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

September 17, 2010

DALLAS – It’s been a busy week for Dallas Police Chief David Brown. On Thursday afternoon, he fired five officers who range in experience from three to 15 years on the force. They are:

• Officer Dwight Govan , who was arrested on drunken driving charges Jan. 26, 2008. He was also involved in an off-duty disturbance in Addison that led to a police response and later lied to Internal Affairs investigators.

• Officer Keith Ashley, who was accused of inappropriate conduct with a woman in his patrol car Nov. 24 and numerous other policy violations.

• Officer Tayana McElrath, who is accused of numerous policy violations in March, including being absent without leave for three days, lying about being sick, lying to Internal Affairs investigators and conducting private business while off-duty and in uniform.

• Officer Daniel Babb, who is accused of shoving a man to the ground in an on-duty incident that led to criminal charges against him and lying about it in a report.

• Senior Cpl. David Aguilar , who was arrested by Plano police for drunken driving and failure to stop and render aid in August 2009.


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    nolarn2bcop

    almost 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    I live in New Orleans and our new chief is doing the same thing here. So many officers are under federal investigation, particularly for crimes committed in the aftermath of Katrina. He welcomed the feds in to help clean up. He says if you lie you will be fired. Apparently in the past, there were different degrees of dishonesty that could get someone in trouble.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50320 Comments

    Nice job of taking out the trash Chief.

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    DDemlong

    almost 4 years ago

    2238 Comments

    dang, sucks to be them. way to go chief though, you gotta clean out them bad apples

  • shadow_officer

    almost 4 years ago

    8572 Comments

    we are held to a higher standard....they should conduct theirselves in a professional manner at all times or face the piper....

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Leos are held to a higher standard..One must realize we're in the public eye,front and center.Tarnishing the badge just brings shame to the rest of us.--One must follow the lead of my wise and good friend,,vlouie.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11188 Comments

    Bump vlouie !!

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    vlouie

    almost 4 years ago

    1366 Comments

    What a mess up there. Let this be a leson. Our standards are high, and they're not that hard to reach, you have to find it within youself to be better then the ordinary guys, temptations are great when you are in this line of work, but you have to resist, cause you are not above the law, and your punishment is even greater by losing your good name as well as losing this good uniform and shield, your reputation.

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    mkiprotection

    almost 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    What a hot mess!!!!!!

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    clobster

    almost 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    I wasn't sure why this article was rated up until I read it.

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    leo52011

    almost 4 years ago

    608 Comments

    This really makes me mad. I have been trying to get with DPD. These people take a good job away from those of us who really want to be a cop. Maybe this will help make room for me.

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    RAMBO_911

    almost 4 years ago

    68986 Comments

    Good Job Chief!,,,, Using Effective Consequences, Will Break the Cycle of Non-Compliance!

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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    You have to weed out the bad in order to maintain the integrity of the Agency. Sounds like they all needed to go. Good job Chief.

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    batman2944

    almost 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Hang in there Chief, and DPD.....This too will pass!

    "Stay in the Fight"

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    DUI's and lying will get you fired. Mostly lying as that is and should be almost always a firing offense. I only say almost because I am sure that there might be some strange reason for the good that someone can come up with but showing dishonesty means you cannot be trusted and should not wear a badge.

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