Martwick to host Facebook Live Town Hall on Policing

martwick 111819CHICAGO –State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) will join Representative Lindsey Lapointe (D-Chicago) and Norwood Park Fire Commissioner Frank Avino Jr. for a Facebook Live conversation with the community about policing during a time of civil unrest.

“Public safety is important to everyone in our communities,” Martwick said. “During this challenging time, I think it’s important to have a thoughtful and balanced conversation about the role of the police and other parts of our criminal justice system.”

The Facebook Live Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday July 15 at 7 P.M. on the @Robert Martwick Facebook page located here. Questions will be covered, such as:

  • What does police reform mean?
  • What do people mean by defunding the police?
  • Community oversight – what does this concept mean and what’s feasible?
  • What are the courts and The Department of Corrections role in public safety?
  • What does the concept of licensing police officers mean?
  • How will continuing education and training for police officers help?

Area residents can submit additional questions by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ahead of time or posting on the livestream chat during the event.

Sen. Robert Martwick

Sen. Robert Martwick

10th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Public Health; Judiciary; Criminal Law; Government Accountability/Pensions; Licensed Activities; Revenue.

Biography: Attorney; B.A., economics, Boston College; J.D., John Marshall Law School; former Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, in areas of domestic violence, child support enforcement, DUI and general criminal prosecutions; former trustee, Norwood Park Township; former trustee, Village of Norridge; married with two children.

Associated Representatives:
Lindsey LaPointe
Bradley Stephens