Dallas mayor: Airing police tape would harm family

AP News
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 7:01 PM
Dallas mayor: Airing police tape would harm family

Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway says his family would suffer "tremendous" harm if a police interview of him that followed a domestic disturbance report was made public.

Caraway testified Tuesday as he seeks an extension of a temporary restraining order blocking police from releasing the recording. State District Judge Teresa Guerra Snelson also could issue a temporary injunction.

Authorities have never said what the disturbance was. Deputy Police Chief Craig Miller said the police chief dispatched him and two officers to Caraway's home Jan. 2 to investigate the disturbance complaint. Miller said they interviewed Caraway in their unmarked car and recorded the interview, as is routine.

Caraway testified that he would have spoken differently if he knew he was being recorded.

He became mayor last month after his predecessor resigned.