Washington, D.C. – Several members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group will be traveling to Detroit, Michigan 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 their first photo spray and press conference following their private roundtable with community leaders on beginning at . Details can be found below.
WHO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.)
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
Representative David Reichert (R-Wa.)
Representative Cedric Richmond (D-La.)
Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)
Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
WHAT: Photo spray immediately following the conclusion of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group roundtable with community leaders. A press conference will begin shortly after the photo spray.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Photo spray begins at and press conference begins at Media with video equipment can begin setup at during the photo spray.
WHERE: Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
231 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
RSVP: Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP with Jessica Collins atJessica.Collins@mail.house.gov and Shadawn Reddick-Smith at Shadawn.Reddick-Smith@mail.
house.govby . Members of the media who do not RSVP will not be permitted to enter the courthouse and bring media equipment.
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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