Does Dallas Have the Fewest Police Shootings in the U.S.?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensJuly 20, 2016 10:16 am| ,

The morning after the ambush killing of five Dallas police officers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the police department has cultivated positive relationships with the Dallas community.

The agency, he said, has trained in de-escalating encounters and community policing.

“I want to brag just for a second if anybody hasn’t heard us say this,” he said at a news conference July 8. “This year, we have the fewest police officer-related shootings than any large city in America.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Rawlings’s claim scored in the player above.