Apr 4, 2019


On March 23, 2018, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo presided over a press conference to announce a felony charge of injury of the elderly against NFL player Michael Bennett. 

The indictment, which came over a year after the alleged incident in question took place inside NRG Stadium in Houston following the Super Bowl on February 5, 2017, was returned by a Grand Jury without video or photographic evidence along with the fact that zero physical contact between Bennett and a 66-year-old paraplegic security guard actually took place.

Earlier this week, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced it had dismissed the case, “in the interest of justice. After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do.

If the above video highlighting portions of the press conference staged by Houston Police Chief Acevedo is any indication, whether there was actually any evidence against Bennett in the first place is a matter of debate.

Considering that woeful lack of evidence and Acevedo’s potentially slanderous statements against Bennett during the presser, an investigation into Acevedo’s conduct as it pertains to the case, in the interest of justice, should be undertaken.