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Several Dallas police officers fired by Chief Brown

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Dallas police fired several officers and a civilian employee Tuesday, following accusations including ignoring cases, sexual assault and even criminally negligent homicide.

One of those fired officers, Officer Bryan Burgess, was also arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide. Police say he and another officer ran over a man on a bicycle, then tried to cover it up.

In April, Fred Bradford, 51, was on a bike when Officer Michael Puckett and Burgess started chasing him.

Puckett ran after Bradford, while Burgess drove a squad car. There was a collision and Bradford was seriously hurt, and eventually died from those injuries.

The two officers claimed he'd run into the squad car, but after a series of investigations, the FBI was called in to investigate.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says a tape recording of the scene from Puckett's phone makes it clear Burgess ran over Bradford.

Puckett and Burgess could also face tampering with evidence charges.

Senior Corporal Durman Johnson and Senior Corporal Shawn Wash were fired and a third, Detective Mickey East, resigned, after DPD discovered 747 domestic violence cases were mishandled or ignored.

Other detectives had to piece together the cases from piles and boxes, to get charges filed before the statute of limitations ran out.

Chief Brown said the fired officers claimed their case loads were too heavy, but all the ignored cases in the family violence unit could be traced to those three detectives.

Officer Edward Antunez was fired for sexual assault. Mesquite police arrested him in June on the charge.

Crime Scene Analyst Cindy Kelly was fired for failing to disclose her November 2012 arrest on outstanding felony warrants for misappropriation of funds.

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