He has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But Acevedo’s record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.
The announcement comes amid growing questions about the legitimacy of the investigation that led to the deadly raid.
Thomas was unarmed when a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him last week.
Acevedo has set his sights on two priorities for the Houston Police Department: body cameras and investigating officer involved shootings.
There’s no such town, no cops were fired, and the drop in crime is debatable. The rest is spot-on.
Post-Ferguson, post–Eric Garner, post–Tamir Rice, relations between police and the people they’re tasked to protect and serve are especially strained—even as far from where those events happened as Texas.
Cops take to their cameras with #tweetalongs—but is it fair for officers to tweet out pictures of the people they stop?
Natalie Plummer's handwritten grocery-bag sign warning motorists near downtown of a speed trap led to her arrest for "walking in the roadway." She claims she never left the sidewalk.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker suggested making the city's crime lab independent and adding a Innocence Project representative to the board overseeing it.
How cuts to the budget of our mental health care system have created a nightmare for police officers in Houston—and everywhere else.
For that matter, why can’t any incarcerated man or woman with a good reason get one?