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Aug. 20, 2019
Houston city council honored Houston Police department [HPD] Chicano Squad during the Tuesday , 8/20/22019 special meeting .
Each of the five of the sis original members had a proclamation honoring the them during the 40th anniversary of the Squad .
The special presentation was initiated by district 1 council man Robert Gallegos .
Speakers at the event included Mayor Sylvester Turner , Houston police chief Aceveda , commissioner Garcia and the council members present .The speakers thanked the Chicano squad for job they did , especially in homicide cases within the Latino community and also improving relationship with the Latino community .
A special collection of memorabilia and news paper reporting of the activities , history and evolution of the Chicano Squad is being curated to be housed in case[s] in a section of the Houston police department museum dedicated to the squad .
Council man Robert Gallego has pledged to use $ 15, 000 of his council budget to help put together the collections and display .
Family members and the Squad , including leaders of HPD and Mayor Sylvester Turner took a joint commemorative photograph.
It should be noted that former police chief Harry Caldwell formed the Squad in 1979 in response to increased crime activities targeting recent immigrants from Mexico .
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