I commend Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, for his leadership during the pandemic. He has been a clear voice and good friend in Houston.

He was unequivocal, early on, in condemning the police violence that led to the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, and suggested days later that he officers involved should be charged with murder or manslaughter:


He joined those protesting the death of George Floyd in the Houston marches:

Chief Acevedo was out in front condemning the racist comments and actions we saw rising as the coronavirus pandemic emerged: