The chief of the Houston Police Department has said he wants to provide a police escort for George Floyd when his body is laid to rest. Art Acevedo said during a news conference on Sunday that he had spoken with Floyd’s family and offered to have Houston police officers serving as a funeral security escort—an honor that is usually reserved for fallen officers. “If they give us that honor. Because we are bringing him home. We want to be part of that journey,” Acevedo said, according to Click2Houston. Acevedo later told CNN’s Don Lemon on Sunday night that he wants to ensure that Floyd’s family feels safe and supported by the police department. “It’s going to be a big deal for our city to bring him back home,” Acevedo said. “He’s well known, he’s known by a lot of our officers.” He added: “We want to make sure that the family is safe, that the movement is safe. We want to make sure that the family knows that we’re here for them and we support them at this time.” According to the Houston Chronicle , Mayor Sylvester Turner said he spoke with Floyd’s family on Sunday about funeral plans, but… Read full this story
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