5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, March 19

Texans QB Deshaun Watson responds to lawsuit attorney Tony Buzbee says he’s filing against him
Texans QB Deshaun Watson responds to lawsuit attorney Tony Buzbee says he’s filing against him

Here are things to know for Friday, March 19:

1. Troy Finner to become next HPD chief, Mayor Turner announces

Troy Finner is set to become the new chief of the Houston Police Department, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday during a press conference.

The selection must be approved by the city council, which is expected to happen next week.

Finner formerly served as executive assistant under current HPD Chief Art Acevedo, who recently said he has taken a job as the top cop in Miami. Finner began working at HPD in 1990 and has served in several capacities over his 31-year-career.

Turner said he earned “his stripes in HPD,” which has prepared him to lead from day one.

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2. Houston Texans release new statement confirming NFL investigation into Deshaun Watson lawsuits