City of Dallas Asks for Bond Money with Fate of Confederate Monument is Tied up in Court

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The City of Dallas claims that a lawsuit delaying the removal of a Confederate monument from Pioneer Park is costing money with every day the statue stays up.

The city has asked a Judge to order the plaintiff to put up a $500,000 to cover potential expenses like more security around the monument. Attorney Warren Norred represents the plaintiff and called the move by the city a tactic.

“If the court was to say to us, you have to come up with a half a million dollars, we wouldn’t be able to pay and the case would be dismissed,” said Norred. “It’s typical city shenanigans.”

It could be weeks or months before the Judge makes a ruling on the bond. The monument is covered in tarp and surrounded by a chain link fence while its fate is tied up in court.

Listen to Clayton Neville’s story below:

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