ATLANTA – State Representative Vernon Jones, D-Lithonia, will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and participate in the president’s roundtable discussion on law enforcement and community relations today, Monday, July 13, 2020.

“I am honored to participate in today’s roundtable discussion with our president,” said Rep. Jones. “President Trump’s leadership has been a source of hope for our police officers across the country during this difficult time. This roundtable will provide much needed wisdom to support law enforcement agencies while building a foundation of trust among our communities. As the former chief executive officer of DeKalb County, I oversaw one of the largest police departments of the state. I personally understand these issues because I have spent time with the families of both police officers and members of the community who were killed by violence. I especially look forward to discussing how we can improve the relationships between our police officers and local communities in DeKalb County.”

President Trump’s roundtable discussion will focus on positive actions between local law enforcement agencies and their surrounding communities, as well as address various ways such relations can be improved across the country.

Representative Vernon Jones represents the citizens of District 91, which includes portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and currently serves on the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications, Human Relations & Aging and Transportation committees.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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