Federal and state legislators are hosting a public forum Saturday in South Los Angeles to address concerns about police and community relations, and raise awareness of the president's new task force on policing.
The forum is being held at Ward AME Church and is hosted by Rep.
The forum comes days after Vice President
President Obama formed the group after the violent confrontations between police and demonstrators speaking out against the controversial police killings of black men in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, New York and Los Angeles.
The task force includes law enforcement representatives, community leaders, academics and youth leaders who will compile recommendations about how to improve trust, accountability and transparency.
Concerns expressed at the forum will also be considered as state and federal legislation related to policing are being introduced.