Glenn Hunter has a call into Chief Brown’s media relations office for a comment and hasn’t heard from them. However, the following message was relayed as is:
Community Message has been issued by the Dallas Police Department.
Tuesday August 3, 2010 8:26 PM CDT
Chief’s Response to Various Blog Sights
Below you will find a link to the video from the Dallas Morning News Web Site of Dallas Police Chief David Brown at Monday’s Public Safety Committee meeting.
http://vimeo.com/13864324 . Here is Chief Brown’s response to the various web sites and blogs pertaining to his comments regarding the increase in sexual assaults in the city:
Chief Brown wants to emphasize, “I absolutely did not state that the victims are to blame for sexual assault.Â I was explaining that a preliminary DPD analysis of the increase shows that many of the cases involve alcohol and date rape. I do want to continue to emphasize that women be aware of their surroundings and, when possible, travel in pairs or in a group to enhance security around sexual assault.”
“I just think it’s irresponsible for bloggers to put inaccurate information in reports to excite or to create this uproar that is not consistent with my statement,”Â “They’re being irresponsible. This is a very sensitive issue and we really do want to make victims aware of how to protect themselves from these predators.”