From: Jordan Fabian
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 2:47 PM
To: Rutherford, Sarah D. EOP/WHO; Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: In-town pool #2 - POTUS law enforcement "drop by"
Pool was taken into the EEOB at 2:20 PM for a "drop by" by President Obama to a meeting with law enforcement officials.
Obama is expected to give some informal remarks in the South Court Auditorium. Room is full of people, including some wearing police uniforms. Event hasn't started yet.
Background from the WH:
From the White House:
The President is stopping by a briefing on the implementation of the President's Task Force on 21stCentury Policing. Since the Task Force's final reportwas released in May 2015, the White House has regularly convened events with law enforcement representatives, civil rights leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss the Task Force's recommendations and broader issues related to police-community relations. Today's meeting, which includes Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Ron Davis, Director of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, is open to public safety officers of all ranks and is geared toward discussing what the recommendations mean to their everyday work.
Building on the progress of this meeting and last week's convening at the White House as well as the President's call to encourage all Americans to foster these conversations, the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are working together to help mayors and local officials convene 100 community conversations on race relations, justice, policing, and equality in the next 30 days.
Additionally, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) announced last week a commitment to President Obama's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to improve relationships between law enforcement and youth, particularly young men of color. NOBLE will deliver its Law and Your Community program to the cities, counties, towns and tribal nations that have accepted the MBK Community Challenge (MBK Communities), as part of its ongoing effort to help strengthen and revitalize relationships and partnerships between communities and law enforcement.
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