Council member critical of Occupy Dallas takedown

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by MONIKA DIAZ

WFAA

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 3:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 17 at 12:23 PM

DALLAS — Dallas City Council member Angela Hunt was alerted to the Occupy Dallas raid by media reports she saw on Twitter late Wednesday night.

"The police presence here seems very much like overkill and not a very good use of our resources," she said. "I'm troubled that our City Manager did not consult with the City Council prior to taking this action."

Hunt said City Manager Mary Suhm sent Council members an e-mail about the police action at 11:45 p.m.

"We did not have sufficient notice, nor did the peaceful protesters," Hunt said. "I think this could have been handled in a much better fashion."

E-mail mdiaz@wfaa.com

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