A San Antonio Congressman is among 12 lawmakers who will take part in a special task force that will take a closer look at the relationships between communities and police in the United States.
“This is a real opportunity to show true bi-partisanship in Washington D.C.” Republican Congressman Will Hurd told KTSA News, adding he’s sensed a difference in the normal political discussions on the issue in Washington.
“Folks realize the frustration communities are feeling–they realize the frustration that the law enforcement community is feeling” Hurd said, sensing an opportunity to make positive and lasting change through the work of the task force.
“This task force is an opportunity for leaders in law enforcement, the intelligence community, the religious community, the civil rights community to work together and to talk and to understand what some of these problems are–and to figure out how to solve them” Hurd said.
The task force will host it’s first round table discussion Thursday in Somerset, New Jersey.
“It’s 2016, and whether your skin is black, or your uniform is blue, you shouldn’t feel targeted walking the streets” Hurd said.