Keep your mouth shut: Police Chief advises Trump
Published: 02:17 PM, 2 June 2020
The coronavirus divested country the United States of America is now inverted with one of the decade’s long-standing mass agitation following the killing of a black youth named George Floyd in Minneapolis. Curfew is in effect in 40 cities, including the country's capital. The protests did not stop yet.
In this situation, Art Achevedo, the chief of police in Houston County, Texas, has asked US President Donald Trump to keep his mouth shut. The police officer made the remarks in response to calls by state governors for failing to respond to ongoing protests.
Houston Police Chief said in a massage, “Let me just say this to the President of the United States, on behalf of the police chiefs of this country: please, if you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut.”
According to news agency CNN, President Trump is blaming the governors of various US states for not being able to control the protests. He called the governors are weak and that’s why they are failed to control the situation.
"As the county's chief of police, I'm telling the president of the United States, if you don't have anything constructive to say, at least keep your mouth shut," said Art Achevodo, a police officer in the county.
George Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 after being tortured by police. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Protests were sparked in the United States after the video was released. The fire of protest spread from one city to another rapidly.
George Floyd, an African-American, died of asphyxiation due to constant knee pressure on his neck and back. A Minneapolis police officer threw Floyd to the ground and grabbed him by the knees. Floyd died of suffocation from knee pressure for more than eight minutes.
A recent autopsy report has confirmed his death as a homicide, according to Ben Cromp, a lawyer for George Floyd's family.