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City: Dallas police chief to return from medical leave

August 21, 2019
FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall answers a question from a Dallas City council member during a meeting at Dallas City Hall in Dallas. The Dallas city manager says Hall has been cleared by doctors to return from medical leave Monday, Aug. 26. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 21 City Manager T.C. Broadnax said he has urged Hall to limit her outside activities as she reacclimates to her duties. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall answers a question from a Dallas City council member during a meeting at Dallas City Hall in Dallas. The Dallas city manager says Hall has been cleared by doctors to return from medical leave Monday, Aug. 26. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 21 City Manager T.C. Broadnax said he has urged Hall to limit her outside activities as she reacclimates to her duties. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas city manager says Police Chief U. Renee Hall has been cleared by doctors to return from medical leave Monday.

In a statement issued Wednesday, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said he has urged Hall to limit her outside activities as she reacclimates to her duties.

According to a previous police statement , Hall began her medical leave July 10 to undergo major surgery recommended by doctors after a January wellness check. The nature of the surgery has not been revealed publicly.

Executive Assistant Chief David Pughes handled her duties in the interim.

Hall is in her second year as police chief after previously serving as deputy police chief in Detroit .

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