Dallas South News Wire (Dallas Police Department)
Following an investigation by the Internal Affairs Division, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown has issued discipline to Officer Jimmy Hollis, #6896. Officer Hollis received a one day suspension and has been restricted from working off-duty jobs for a period of 60 days. The Internal Affairs investigation concluded that Officer Hollis used unnecessary force when he pushed a protestor from a planter on November 5, 2011.
The protestor that was pushed from the planter was subsequently arrested for Assault on a Public Servant. In the interest of justice, Chief Brown has requested the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to now process this case as if it were a Grand Jury Referral. This will mean that the District Attorney’s Office, at the request of Chief Brown, will present the case to the Grand Jury without arguing for or against an indictment. This will allow the decision on whether or not an indictment is appropriate to rest solely with the Grand Jury.
Also in the interest of justice, Police Chief Brown has requested the City Attorney’s Office to dismiss all “Use of Sidewalk” charges issued during the protest on that date.
Officer Hollis is a 19 year veteran of the Police Department and is assigned to the Personnel and Development Division.