Houston police officer resigns after being accused of penetrating Capitol, HPD says
HOUSTON – Houston police said Thursday morning that an officer accused of “penetrating” the U.S. Capitol building last week has announced his resignation from the department. https://t.co/5HlwgGuIJf — Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 14, 2021Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during remarks Wednesday that the Houston police officer -- on his own time -- attended the Trump rally in Washington and then “penetrated” the U.S. Capitol building last week. There is an investigation underway and Acevedo said he is “highly confident” he will be facing federal charges. “There is no excuse for criminal activity, especially from a police officer,” Acevedo said. FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington.