The police chief told Donald Trump to keep his mouth shut.
Houston Police Chief Art Achevedo has asked President Donald Trump to keep his mouth shut if he cannot say anything constructive about the ongoing protests in the United States. The police official said this in a video interview given to the US media CNN on Tuesday.
The Houston police chief made the remarks in response to a question from reporters about President Trump’s call for governors to crack down on protesters.
“If you don’t have something constructive to say, please be quiet,” Art Achevedo said of Trump. “It’s not a matter of repression, it’s a matter of winning hearts and minds.”
At the same time, he urged Trump not to endanger the lives of young people.
On Monday morning, President Trump instructed governors to “suppress” protesters as protests intensified across the country. “If you can’t control it, you’re wasting your time,” Trump said.
At another news conference, Trump said “if the ongoing protests cannot be stopped, the army will be deployed.”
Incidentally, an employee of a food store in Minneapolis called 911 last Monday and complained that a customer had given a counterfeit ২০ 20 note after buying a cigarette. Police arrested 46-year-old George Floyd on the charge. Derek Chaovin, a white police officer, then strangled George Floyd to death.
The 10-minute video footage taken by an eyewitness shows George Floyd moaning and repeatedly telling a white police officer “I can’t breathe.”
Officer Derek Chaovin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. He will be arraigned in court next week. In addition, three white police officers have been fired.