Kelli Smith, The Dallas Morning News

Kelli Smith

The Dallas Morning News

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Dallas police chief fires officer who drove away after car he pursued crashed, caught fire

Dallas police Chief Eddie García on Wednesday fired an officer and suspended an officer-in-training after they didn’t immediately stop to help when a car they... → Read More

Former Dallas police officer accused of firing gun in Uber faces additional charge

A Dallas police officer who was fired after police said he shot at a fellow officer in an Uber earlier this month turned himself in to authorities Monday on a... → Read More

Dallas police expand DUI unit after cop killed, another injured by suspected drunk drivers

To the Dallas Police Department, drunk driving strikes a personal chord. In just three weeks, an officer was killed and another was hospitalized with serious... → Read More

Dallas Police and Fire Pension’s $3B shortfall raises concerns, but not at crisis point

Five years since its near collapse, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System is raising concerns again at City Hall — but pension officials say the... → Read More

Dallas police chief fires officer accused of shooting at cop during off-duty Uber ride

Dallas police Chief Eddie García on Saturday fired an officer who is accused of shooting at a fellow officer while they were off-duty and in an Uber. Sr. Cpl.... → Read More

Dallas police officers arrested on separate charges of aggravated assault, family violence

Two Dallas police officers were arrested this week on assault charges in separate incidents, police said. Officer Anthony Heims faces an aggravated assault... → Read More

Dallas activists clash with police oversight board: ‘You have forgotten why you exist’

Dallas activists clashed this week with the city’s Community Police Oversight Board, decrying the group as ineffective and police-centric and calling for the... → Read More

Man charged with capital murder jailed after he cut off ankle monitor while out on bond

A man charged in a capital murder case was jailed Friday after he cut off his ankle monitor while out on bond and was missing for nearly two weeks,... → Read More

2 dead, 1 wounded after shooter opens fire in Dallas County medical examiner’s office

A shooter killed one person and wounded another before turning the gun on themself Tuesday afternoon in the Dallas County medical examiner’s office in the... → Read More

6 things to know about ankle monitors after Dallas hospital shooting, slaying weeks later

The use of ankle monitors in the criminal justice system has faced scrutiny in recent weeks after high-profile cases in Dallas involved parolees who wore them. ... → Read More

Weeks after Dallas hospital slayings, another parolee on ankle monitor faces murder charge

A man accused of murder in connection with a slaying last week in Lake Highlands was on parole with an ankle monitor when the killing happened, according to... → Read More

Dallas judge says no to lower bail for pregnant woman who didn’t want to have baby in jail

A pregnant woman in the Dallas County jail hoped a judge would lower her bail enough so she could give birth while she wasn’t in the sheriff’s custody. But... → Read More

Dallas police to release footage Wednesday of Methodist hospital shooting

Dallas police plan to release body camera footage Wednesday that will show the police response to the fatal shooting of two medical workers last month at... → Read More

After Methodist shooting, some cops, ACLU agree: Ankle monitors don’t prevent violence

After police say a man on parole opened fire in a Dallas hospital, killing two medical workers, the city’s top cop took aim at what he billed a failure of the... → Read More

Dallas hospital shooting suspect jailed; CPS investigates baby’s presence during slayings

The man accused of gunning down two hospital employees at Dallas Methodist Medical Center was moved to jail Wednesday, four days after he was hospitalized,... → Read More

Woman accused of opening fire in Dallas Love Field indicted on aggravated assault charge

The woman accused of opening fire inside a terminal in Dallas Love Field airport earlier this year was indicted Wednesday on an aggravated assault against a... → Read More

Dallas hospital shooting suspect did time for cutting off ankle monitor but was released

The man accused of fatally shooting two hospital employees this weekend at Methodist Dallas Medical Center cut off his ankle monitor earlier this year and was... → Read More

Gunman reloaded weapon, was leaving room after killing medical workers, Dallas chief says

A gunman who killed two medical workers this weekend at Methodist Dallas Medical Center reloaded his weapon and was leaving a room in the building’s labor and... → Read More

Dallas police officer killed in crash remembered as family man who loved to help others

RICHARDSON — Jacob Arellano wore many hats before and during his short career as a Dallas police officer, but the trait that loomed largest in his life was... → Read More

Here’s what to do if you’re a target of road rage

With more vehicles on the road since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic led to stay-at-home orders and closures nationwide, experts and police believe road rage... → Read More