Art Acevedo attacks McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz after HPD officer killed in the line of duty
12/13/2019 / By News Editors / Comments
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Art Acevedo attacks McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz after HPD officer killed in the line of duty

As we learned when he was Chief of the Austin PD, Houston’s Police Chief Art Acevedo never misses a chance to politicize an issue or come down on the side of more gun control laws.

(Article by Dan Zimmerman republished from

Acevedo addressed the press after a HPD sergeant was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call over the weekend.

Two days after a Houston police sergeant was shot dead responding to a domestic violence call, the city police chief, Art Acevedo, has lacerated the majority leader Mitch McConnell and Texas’s two Republican US senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for stalling the Violence Against Women Act.

Houston Police chief Art Acevedo on Monday lambasted Republican senators for their failure to take action on gun violence and the long-stalled Violence Against Women Act after a city police sergeant was fatally shot while responding to an incident of domestic violence.

Acevedo singled out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Texas’s Republican senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, saying during a press conference that he did not “want to see their little smug faces [saying] how much they care about law enforcement when I’m burying a sergeant because they don’t want to piss off the [National Rifle Association],” The Guardian reported.

The comments from Acevedo came just two days after Sgt. Christopher Brewster was shot and killed after responding to a call from a female victim who reported that her boyfriend assaulted her and was armed with two guns.

– Martin Pengelly in Houston police chief rips ‘smug’ Cruz and McConnell, who ‘don’t want to piss off the NRA’

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