Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said one of his officers quit after being identified as part of the mob that stormed the Capitol during the insurrection. Acevedo said the mere fact a police officer is involved in any role is unconscionable and inexcusable.
“And I hope he and other members of law enforcement and the military or other people who have actually taken an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States face the severest consequences allowable by law,” said Acevedo.
Departments across the country are now trying to figure out how to root out officers who may have extremist views.
Also on this episode: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick talks about why state legislators may work in the summer and Rep. Colin Allred shares what he thinks should be President-elect Joe Biden’s focus to end the pandemic.
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