‘We will march with everybody’: Houston police chief tells George Floyd protesters

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The UK’s Guardian picked up the story of Houston police chief, Art Acevedo, who has joined marches, and spoke of reacting to recent uprisings following the death of George Floyd with love and compassion.

A police chief in Houston was welcomed with cheers as he gave an impassioned speech to a crowd of protesters demanding justice for George Floyd. ‘We will march as a department with everybody in this community. I will march until I can’t stand no more,’ said Art Acevedo. ‘[Houston] is a city where blacks and whites and browns and legal and illegal all get together, because we judge each other by the content of our hearts’

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Hubert Arturo Acevedo is an American police officer and the incumbent chief of police of the Houston Police Department. He previously held the same position at the Austin Police Department following a career with the California Highway Patrol.

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