Dallas protest leader gets two years in jail for probation violation
DALLAS - The leader of the Next Generation Action network is back in jail and will remain there for the next two years because of a probation violation.
Dominique Alexander’s attorney confirmed he had his probation revoked Friday and was sentenced to two years in jail effective immediately. The violation is believed to be associated with a 2009 case of serious bodily injury of a child. Alexander pleaded guilty to the charge in 2011 and was given seven years probation.
Hours before being sentenced, Alexander tweeted, "Hello everybody keep me in your prayers."
He was arrested earlier this month for having 10 outstanding warrants. He was taken into custody shortly after disrupting a Dallas City Council meeting and ignoring Dallas Police Chief David Brown's requests to stop protesting in Downtown Dallas.
Alexander's lawyer told FOX4 she believes his new jail sentence has nothing to do with probation violations and is an effort to silence his criticism of police.
Court records show Alexander was arrested in Dec. 2015 for not paying his court-ordered fines, completing anger management classes or finish community service. He also traveled out of state to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and to Baton Rouge, La.
Alexander is the man who organized the police protest on July 7, which ended with five officers dead in an ambush attack. His organization was not connected to the attack.
Alexander was sent back to jail on the second anniversary of the NGAN.