The Dallas Police Department is being inundated with job applicants after the police chief told protesters earlier this week that the agency was hiring.
“Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring. We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference on Monday.
Brown’s remarks came days after the deaths of Alton Sterling of Louisiana, Philando Castile of Minnesota and five Dallas police officers who were working during a protest on July 7.
Hours after Brown’s news conference ended, a post on the Dallas Police Department recruiting Facebook page thanked people for their interest in applying.