Washington, D.C. — Several members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group will be traveling to Houston, Texas 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 Thursday, April 20 at 12:15 p.m. CT. Details can be found below.

WHO:
Members of Congress

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
  • Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
  • Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.)
  • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
  • Representative Cedric Richmond (D-La.)

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

WHEN:  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. Media with video equipment can begin setup at 11:45 a.m. The press conference will also be streamed live on the House Judiciary Committee’s Facebook page.

WHERE:   Mickey Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street
Building Lobby
Houston, Texas

RSVP:  Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP with Kathryn Rexrode at Kathryn.Rexrode@mail.house.gov by Wednesday, April 19.

Background on the Working Group: In July 2016, Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers announced the establishment of a working group to examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group is in the process of holding a series of roundtables to candidly discuss the issues fueling excessive force used by law enforcement and attacks against police officers. Read Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers’ op-ed on the working group in The Hill here.

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