Washington, D.C. — Members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group will be traveling to Chicago, Illinois to meet with local community leaders and law enforcement to discuss police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. Members of the working group plan to hold a press conference on Monday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. CDT. Details can be found below.

WHO:
Members of Congress

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
  • Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
  • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)
  • Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)
  • Representative Val Demings (D-Fla.)

WHAT:  Press conference following the conclusion of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group roundtables with community leaders.

WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. CDT.  Media with video equipment can begin setup at 11:35 a.m. The press conference will also be streamed live on the House Judiciary Committee’s Facebook page.

WHERE: Representative Robin Kelly’s Chicago Congressional Office
1000 East 111th Street (U.S. Bank Building)
5th Floor, Conference Room
Chicago, Illinois

RSVP:  Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP with Kathryn Rexrode at kathryn.rexrode@mail.house.gov by Sunday, July 8.

Background: The Policing Strategies Working Group was established in July 2016 and examines police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group has held a series of roundtables – including visits to Detroit, Atlanta, and Houston – to discuss the issues fueling excessive force used by law enforcement and attacks against police officers.

Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Nadler lead the working group. Members of the working group are: Representatives Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Will Hurd (R-Texas), John Rutherford (R-Fla.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), and Val Demings (D-Fla.).

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