An 18-yr veteran of the Houston Police has been relieved of duties & has resigned after participating in the storming of the Capitol. Chief Art Acevedo says, “There is a high probability this individual will be charged with federal charges and rightfully so.”
Houston Police Chief@ArtAcevedo : “Let me just say this to the President of the United States, on behalf of the police chiefs of this country: please, if you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut.”
"Make up your minds: Whose side are you on? Gun manufacturers, the gun lobby, or the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day.” Houston's police chief slammed Mitch McConnell and GOP lawmakers over inaction on gun violence.
Sandeep Dhaliwal, who made headlines after gaining a religious exemption to wear a turban as part of his police uniform, was shot and killed on Friday near Houston in what officials described as an ambush during a traffic stop
"I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue," wrote Police Chief Art Acevedo of Houston
The Houston Chief of Police, @ArtAcevedo just posted this on his FB page.
When I got started as a reporter covering the police beat in Houston, a grizzled homicide detective once told me - "I don't believe in coincidences". Seems like apt words of caution for what we're witnessing today.