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Drivers in Dallas have been being illegally ticketed by police officers for not speaking English.

“Dallas police wrongly ticketed at least 39 drivers for not speaking English over the last three years, Police Chief David Kunkle announced Friday while promising to investigate all officers involved in the cases for dereliction of duty. Pending cases will be dismissed, and those who paid the $204 fine for the charge, which does not exist in the city, will be reimbursed, Kunkle said. ‘I was surprised and stunned that that would happen, particularly in the city of Dallas,’ Kunkle said. ‘In my world, you would never tell someone not to speak Spanish.’”


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