Houston Police Chief: We Need ‘National Standards’ On The Use Of Force | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Houston Police Chief: We Need ‘National Standards’ On The Use Of Force | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1


Houston police chief Art Acevedo joins Andrea Mitchell to react to the killing Rayshard Brooks by police in Atlanta and discuss what he thinks needs to be done to reform the role of police across the country. Chief Acevedo also tells Andrea that he will be among those testifying before a Senate panel tomorrow as Congress considers policing reform legislation. Aired on 06/15/2020.
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Houston Police Chief: We Need ‘National Standards’ On The Use Of Force | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

50 Comments on "Houston Police Chief: We Need ‘National Standards’ On The Use Of Force | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Do US cops get any training? Is there a minimum qualification to join?

  2. Its about time a leading Police official has come forward and spoken not just truth but common sense. A national standard for police should be mandatory before we allow another officer to patrol the streets.

  3. We need to stop giving people with an IQ of 75/80 a gun and a badge.It’s a recipe for disaster.

    • Iain Herridge | June 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM | Reply

      @E Lowe starting with that trump disorganized crime family!

    • Troy Stocker | June 15, 2020 at 4:47 PM | Reply

      @ruth depew what about the large city chiefs , where do they come from.

    • It’s a matter of common sense. Cops should be required to have basic common sense which is no longer common nowadays.

    • @E LoweIs that a serious remark? Can you count to three?

    • @ruth depew Correct. I served four years in the AF as a navigation systems tech; people who bombed the training became APs or cooks. A few others went to tire shops and the like. Policing should not be left to boneheads.

  4. clean blacc sneakas | June 15, 2020 at 3:13 PM | Reply

    Making rules and not sticking to them is how we got here.if your OATH you took means nothing.then I’m pretty sure the laws don’t matter either.

    • If he want rules here something , International rules and standards for policing https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/assets/files/other/icrc-002-0809.pdf Page 7 has list of international conventions USA has most likely said it follows … so whats the problem , UN can provide them to all US PDs.
      Page 21. It is all too easy for “the end justifies the means” attitudes to be adopted in an environment in which serious crimes have been committed and where the difficulties of working in such an environment contribute to the development of group ethics and individual sets of standards. The leadership of law enforcement agencies therefore needs to be aware of the inherent risk of such group ethics fostering “grey policing” that may not always comply fully with the law.
      Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/useofforceandfirearms.aspx a good start

  5. Diogenes of Seattle | June 15, 2020 at 3:15 PM | Reply

    We need to substantially reframe how we handle public safety in this country.

    And frankly I could care less about the opinion of anybody who’s ever paid dues to a police Union.

  6. He wasn’t an armed robber or some serial killer. He scuffled with the police and they shot him for it. I doubt that they would have shot a young white woman in the back if she managed to take a taser and flee the scene. If changing the characters can change the justification in your mind, then the incident was not justified. It was an execution.

  7. You don’t shoot people in the back. Period.

    • Steve Hanson | June 15, 2020 at 4:48 PM | Reply

      You don’t grab a police officer’s taser and proceed to point it at him. Period.

    • Not so…if they pose a lethal threat to the public..then shooting in the back while running away is authorized. This isn’t the Roy Rogers Show. You can look up the statutes for your particular state rather than blowing out bilge on You TUbe.

    • Abraham Berhane | June 15, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      @Steve Hanson people do dump things and beside its none lethal the officers should hold himself.

  8. Interesting – the thought just occurred to me- so the police department is like the a Catholic Church?!

  9. Jason Stephens | June 15, 2020 at 3:19 PM | Reply

    Why are we constantly trying to explain why police killed another black man. they can’t control there actions even knowing there being filmed in the middle of protests?

  10. Susan Brooke | June 15, 2020 at 3:23 PM | Reply

    Trump sows the seed of racism in society.

    • @Dale Rogers LOL….😁😁😁😁😁

    • @J Washburn ISN’T that the truth!!

    • T. R. Campbell | June 15, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      Your hate and bitterness of showing. We have seen the national media so the scenes of hate and bitterness.

    • T. R. Campbell | June 15, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      Dale Rogers Did you notice that all of the cop killings involving racial minorities have occurred in our most progressive cities controlled by Democrats? We had the man choked to death by New York City police because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, we had Ferguson Missouri, Baltimore Maryland, Minneapolis Minnesota, and now Atlanta Georgia. These are all very strong progressive and democrat controlled cities.

    • T. R. Campbell | June 15, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      Dale Rogers Let us not forget that our prime candidate Joe Biden strongly supported the 1994 crime bill that was signed by Bill Clinton. He is also accused of sexual assault against a former staff member and he is now embroiled in a political scandal involving corrupt FBI officials.Very likely Joe would be far worse than Hillary.

  11. They Could Have Let Him Run They Had His Car Could Have Found Him Later !!!!

  12. Le Chat Noir | June 15, 2020 at 3:37 PM | Reply

    The officer could have killed bystanders with his recklessness.

  13. The moment that bad cop got beaten for his taser, shows the incompetence, then shoot a man in the back twice, true-blue coward. His ego took over.

  14. Thomas Müller | June 15, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    The state holds the arms power. The weapons must therefore be surrendered. Then the officers are safer. And they don’t always have to pull the gun. Germany is really a good example.

  15. Betty Thomas | June 15, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    Unfortunately, I would run away too! US police history has proven that it never ends well.

    • That is stupid so you must be stupid. It is a crime to resist arrest. It is a felony to take an officers gun.


  17. Ian Hutchings | June 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    They got fed up and shot him.

  18. Steven Hilton | June 15, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

    Steve H
    My hat is off to this smart police chief, plus he has a good heart, plus he knelt down on one knee to pray with peace marchers. He is straight up kool.

  19. Jim Battersbee | June 15, 2020 at 4:57 PM | Reply

    You cannot have “national standards” in a country as divided and dysfunctional as the USA. The only thing “national” about America is your bloated military, all else is crippled with failure and division. There is no cohesion, no co-operation, no sense of national identity, there’s only chauvinism and hysterical claims of ‘exceptionalism’.
    The USA was founded on land theft and genocide by religious misfits, it was built on the backs of slaves. What you see today is the result of of that barbarism.

  20. Nessuno Dorme | June 15, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

    They didn’t wrestle for 41 minutes, Andrea. They interacted with him — with mutual politeness and respect — for 41 minutes. He resisted arrest for maybe a minute then ran away.

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