From the Office of Gov. Greg Abbott:
“Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd. The actions that led to his death are reprehensible, and we condemned it in the strongest terms possible,” said Governor Abbott. “As Texans exercise their 1st Amendment rights, it is imperative that order is maintained and private property is protected.”
To ensure peaceful protest, Governor Greg Abbott has sent state resources to Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin to maintain public safety. The Governor and DPS officials have spoken with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, as well as law enforcement officials in those cities. DPS has sent more than 1,500 officers to assist local police departments. The state will provide more resources as needed.