Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings released a statement on the assault.
“Chief Hall alerted me this morning to the assault at the Royal Crest Apartments and I have seen a video of what happened. I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman. I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas Police Department is fully investigating, including the possibility that this was a hate crime. Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for this kind of behavior.”
Dallas police are continuing to investigate the incident; no arrests have been made at this time. // Assault on Transgender Woman Investigated as Hate Crime: Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth // (<a href="https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Mayor-Responds-to-Assault-of-Transgender-Woman–508537711.html")