Governor Abbott Deploys State Resources To Texas Cities Amid Ongoing Protests

Gov. Abbott
Posted at 1:33 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 14:36:06-04

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has sent state resources to the cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin to maintain public safety and to "ensure peaceful protests."

“Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd and the actions that led to his death are reprehensible and should be condemned 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.”

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.

More resources will be provided as needed, according to the Governor.