I am deeply concerned about the increased number of civil rights violations at the hands of the Houston Police Department. There can be no tolerance for the violation of our communities civil rights no matter what laws they may have violated.
As a former law enforcement officer, I believe that the Chad Holley tape represents more than misconduct, rather it represents a blatant abuse of power and excessive force from those Houston Police officer's. The release of the Chad Holley tape identifies a greater problem within the Houston Police Department, a problem that requires immediate action.
I have been in communication with Attorney General Eric Holder's office requesting intercession in this case and urge federal elected officials to join me in bringing justice to Chad Holley. Nothing less than the termination of the officer's involved in this matter will be acceptable.
This incident is unconscionable and while I am calling for the removal of the officer's involved, I want to be clear, this is in no way an indictment on the Houston Police Department or the officers that were not involved in this incident, however we must stop these senseless acts by a few rouge cops.