Troopers pulled over about 12,000 people in South Dallas over seven weeks. (Photo from r/dallas)

Local News

Watch This Video of Troopers In South Dallas

This is how you get to 12,000 traffic stops in seven weeks.

A user on Reddit yesterday posted the below video, which was recorded on August 17 as he cruised Malcolm X, between Hatcher Street and MLK Blvd. in South Dallas. There are three cars pulled over by DPS troopers within about three blocks from one another.

South Dallas Troopers from r/Dallas

Police Chief U. Reneé Hall took the governor up on his offer to send state troopers to Dallas to help amid a spike in murders and violent crimes. They then did what state troopers do: they pulled people over, mostly in South Dallas. Late last month, officials revealed that the troopers had done so 12,000 times. A video like the one above shows how you get to that number.

The Redditor, ozboaz, said he’s lived in South Dallas for two years.

“I just wanted to raise awareness of what’s happening here, to those outside of South Dallas,” he wrote.

Newsletter

Get a weekly recap in your inbox every Sunday of our best stories from the week plus a primer for the days ahead.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Dining

Dining

Bars

Bars

Events

Events

Attractions

Attractions

View All

View All

Comments