Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on Indictment of Two Former Houston Police Officers

August 23, 2019 -- The following is a statement from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner:

An indictment of two police officers was announced today and the legal process will run its course. The City will fully cooperate in seeing that justice is done.

HPD’s responsibility is to protect and serve. The overwhelming number of police officers do that every day, often at the expense of their safety.

We will work even harder to earn the trust and respect of the public we are obligated to serve.

We hope and pray that the community and police will continue to work together for the safety of our city.”