Dallas mural honoring officers violates city codes

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Dallas officials are asking that a mural honoring law enforcement officers who died in a sniper attack last year be taken down or altered because it violates city codes.

The owner of a bar in downtown Dallas did not have a permit to use metal siding to construct the eight foot fence on which the mural was painted. According to a violation notice issued on May 25th, inspectors said the material blocks visibility at a nearby four-way-stop.

The man who operates the bar installed the siding on a rod iron fence that existed on the property when work began on the mural more than a month ago.

Rodriguez applied for a permit to build the fence and use the metal siding. He also hired workers to move the fence back three feet to increase visibility at the intersection.

According to a city official, the fence is set to be reinspected on August second.