Wasserman Schultz, Hastings Joint Statement on U.S. Attorney General's Visit to Miami

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Washington, DC, February 11, 2016 | comments
As Members of Congress representing South Florida, we are proud and honored that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is highlighting the progress in our area in building and improving upon the relationships between law enforcement and our communities. President Obama and Attorney General Lynch's leadership during these trying times has been inspiring and resilient.
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Wasserman Schultz, Hastings Joint Statement on U.S. Attorney General’s Visit to Miami

 U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) issued the following joint statement today as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Miami, Florida as part of her tour highlighting successes under the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing:

“As Members of Congress representing South Florida, we are proud and honored that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is highlighting the progress in our area in building and improving upon the relationships between law enforcement and our communities. President Obama and Attorney General Lynch’s leadership during these trying times has been inspiring and resilient.

“As tragic events unfolded around our nation in places like Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, we convened the Police Community Relations Task Force, a group of local elected officials, law enforcement leaders, and community members, to begin the important work of improving the current state of police and community relations in Broward County and take a proactive approach to analyzing policies and initiatives to strengthen those relationships. We knew that a proactive approach – not a reactive one – would help our area create and strengthen the bonds between our law enforcement and communities.

“Over the past year, our Task Force has come to include almost every Mayor and Police Chief in the county, as well as Constitutional Officers, judges, civic and church leaders, school principals, and college and high school students. In particular, the inclusion of high school students and groups like the Urban League of Broward County have greatly increased the Task Force’s effectiveness and energy as we expand our work into other area youth groups. We look forward to continuing the important work of the Task Force with the Department of Justice and other interested groups in the coming months and years. Our communities deserve nothing less than that.”

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Rep. Wasserman Schultz Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

 

Rep. Hastings Contact:

Evan Polisar, Evan.Polisar@mail.house.gov, 202.225.1313

 

 

 

 

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