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Political Roundup: Local Leaders Make Moves To Fight Police Brutality

We break down the week’s biggest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Houston Matters Political Roundup

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to sign an executive order designed to reduce police violence by banning choke holds and requiring verbal warnings from police before firing weapons. He outlined his plans at George Floyd’s funeral.

And Harris County Commissioners Tuesday approved a resolution condemning Floyd’s death, before debating police and criminal justice reforms late into the night.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discusses those and other developments in national, state, and local politics in our weekly political roundup with the help of:

  • Beth Simas from the University of Houston
  • Mark Jones of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy