Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has told Donald Trump to keep quiet, and not put people's lives at risk.
A leaked call from US President Donald Trump's situation room was uncovered by CNN where Trump advised all the governors to "dominate" the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd. Responding to Trump's comments, Art Acevedo came up with the remark, reported The Quint.
"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," he said.
He added, "It's not about dominance, it's about winning hearts and minds." He also requested Trump to not put the lives of young people at risk.
Meanwhile, Trump has warned protestors of military action. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, he said the violent protests in Washington DC over the death of George Floyd were a "disgrace" and warned that a curfew will be "strictly enforced," even as protestors were pushed out of the park by authorities ahead of his address.
Floyd died on 25 May after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. Many protests have gripped different parts of the United States in the last five days.