Chief Edward Flynn to take part in town hall meeting with Obama
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn will take part in an ABC News town hall meeting headlined by President Barack Obama about race relations and policing on Thursday.
Other confirmed guests include clergy, family of black men killed by police, family of officers killed in the line of duty, representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement and retired and current law enforcement leaders, according to a news release from the network.
The town hall will be moderated by “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, who will be joined by ESPN commentator Jemele Hill and ABC News Correspondent Deborah Roberts.
The discussion will air at 7 p.m. Thursday on ABC and simulcast on ESPN, the Freeform entertainment network, ABC Radio and various online outlets owned by the parent Walt Disney Co. The BBC will also show it live in Britain and worldwide on the BBC World News network, ABC said.
ABC pulled the event together in three days following the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers last week and the police shootings of men and Minnesota and Louisiana that sparked Black Lives Matter protests.