Dallas Police Chief Hall Cleared To Return To Work

Austin York
August 21, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas police say chief Renee Hall is ready to return to work.

Following an extended absence, Dallas' city manager says Hall will be back to work on Monday, August 26th.

Hall took a leave of absence in mid-July following major surgery.

Last night, the Police Department issued a statement for reasons described as "clarity and perspective."

In a statement city manager TC Broadnax said while she has been cleared by her doctor to return to work, he has "encouraged the chief to be limited in her external activities and public appearances for the next few weeks. She will use this time to reacclimate to the many projects and initiatives currently underway in the department.” Hall said she appreciates the city's patience during her medical leave.

Chief Hall released a statement through the city thanking them for their many gestures and prayers. 

“I am excited and look forward to returning to work and resuming normal activity,” said Hall.

While Hall's been gone, the city's crime rate has continued to rise, as the city has already recorded more than 130 homicides in 2019.