Rep. Cisneros meets with OC Black leaders to discuss police reform

Last week, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) met with Orange County Black leaders to discuss police and criminal justice reform, issues in the Black community, and how to move the community forward. Participants included members of the Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana and Black leaders from the 39th District and Orange County. Rep. Cisneros is a cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act and several other police reform bills that increase police accountability and transparency.

“I’m grateful to have this chance to listen to our Black leaders in Orange County. Now more than ever, we need to have these conversations to find the best path forward on police reform, accountability, and transparency,” said Rep. Cisneros. “We’re at a pivotal moment in our country, and we cannot turn away from enacting real change and justice. I appreciate the continued leadership and voice of our Black leaders and community in the 39th District.”

The discussion was led by Matthew Turner, a Yorba Linda resident, and Dr. Jerome Hunter, a Distinguished Lecturer in the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton.

Matthew Turner is President of Ormco Corporation, a leading global orthodontic medical device company and an operating company of Danaher Corporation. He started his career as an Air Force Intelligence Officer. He holds mechanical engineering and political science degrees from MIT and earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Jerome Hunter, Ed.D in Higher Education, University of Southern California; M.A. in Urban Studies, Occidental College; B.A. Political Science, UC Riverside; and A.A in Liberal Arts from Santa Ana College, began his Community College career in the 1970s as a part-time-teacher and classified employee at Santa Ana College. Since retiring as an active Community College Administrator, Dr. Hunter has taught a variety of courses in the College of Education at CSU Fullerton including Organizational Leadership, Introduction to the Community College, and Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Leadership.

To view a list of police reform bills Rep. Cisneros cosponsored, click here.

This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.