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CBC Police Accountability Task Force Hosts Police-Community Relations Forum

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Washington, May 17, 2019 | comments
On Wednesday May 22, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s Police Accountability Taskforce will bring together advocates, law enforcement experts, and victims, including the mother of Oscar Grant, for a forum to discuss the work of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the state of policing under President Trump, and new recommendations to improve law enforcement interactions with communities of color.

The Task Force was established to address the crisis of unnecessary police violence and escalation, particularly against victims of color, developing policy proposals to improve relationships between communities and the law enforcement officers sworn to protect them, and reduce the apparent racial bias in the outcomes of police encounters.

WHAT:

CBC Police Accountability Task Force Hosts Police-Community Relations Forum

WHERE

2325 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2:30 to 4:30 PM

WHO

Forum Panelists include:

Ronald L. Davis, Former Executive Director, President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Partner, 21CP Solutions;

Laurie Robinson, Former Co-Chair President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing , Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University;

Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth Attorney, Portsmouth County, VA;

Cat Brooks, Co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project and Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network

Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant, whose death at the hands of police was depicted in the 2013 film Fruitvale Station

Media and cameras are encouraged to RSVP to Gabrielle Brown - Gabrielle.Brown@mail.house.gov

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 The Congressional Black Caucus was established in 1971 and has a historic 55 members for the 116th Congress, including two senators. Together, the Caucus represents more than 82 million Americans. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) is the chair of the caucus.

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