The news comes after the two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio in less than 24 hours, and days before tax free weekend in Houston.
Mayor @Sylvester turner announces $1.5 million increase in police overtime in response to recent shootings. Does not mention any specific threat to Houston, offers more cops on streets to increase presence and public safety generally. pic.twitter.com/33WatcAolr— Ted Oberg (@TedABC13) August 7, 2019
Turner specifically mentioned that he wanted shoppers to feel safe during this weekend's Tax Free Weekend. He also called out wanting immigrants and refugees to feel safe in Houston.
Turner also stressed that the increase in police around the Houston area is not in response to any threat against Houston.
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