Mark Cuban to Donate $1 Million for Dallas Police Response to Orlando Shooting

Mark Cuban to Donate $1 Million for Dallas Police Response to Orlando Shooting

In an effort to boost counterterrorism efforts in Dallas, Texas Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has informed Mayor Mike Rawlings that he plans to donate $1 million in support of the Dallas Police Department’s response to the Orlando mass shooting.

The money will be used for an estimated 16,000 hours of Dallas PD overtime to be utilized at Chief David Brown’s discretion for enhanced counterterrorism efforts, including additional presence in the Oak Lawn area.

Cuban says he’s just happy to be able to help the City of Dallas.

“Once again, Mark has demonstrated his devotion to his city by stepping up in a time of need,” Rawlings said in a statement. “In the wake of national tragedies, we often hear empty talk from politicians and other influencers. With this pledge, Mark shows he is a man of action who cares deeply about his fellow Dallasites."

The donation comes days after a gunman killed 49 people and injured over 50 more at a nightclub in Orlando. Police in major cities across the county are looking to beef up security, particularly in the LBGT community.

“These funds will be used primarily to protect the LGBT community,” Brown said. “We will earmark and track the expenditure of these funds to ensure its effective use in creating a safe environment."

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