Mark Cuban to give Dallas PD $1 million in wake of Orlando shooting

FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban answers questions from the audience before President Barack Obama spoke in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The NBA has fined Mark Cuban for commenting about the team's agreements with DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews during the league's free agent moratorium. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty, which ESPN.com reported Tuesday, July 7, 2015, was for $25,000. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster), File

Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban answers questions from the audience before President Barack Obama spoke in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced his donation of $1 million to Dallas Police Wednesday morning in light of the Orlando mass shooting.

According to WFAA, the money is intended to help Dallas PD with “enhanced counterrorism efforts” and increase police presence in Dallas neighborhood Oak Lawn. It will go toward approximately 16,000 hours of police overtime.

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

Read more about Cuban’s donation at WFAA.

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