A grassroots organization in Fort Worth wants more input when it comes to police accountability.
The group calls itself the Tarrant County Coalition for Community Oversight and organizers will host a town hall Friday evening to discuss fair and equitable policing.
Fort Worth recently formed a Race and Culture Task force to address community concerns and make recommendations for an oversight plan. As a result, city leaders decided to create a police monitor position.
The person selected for this position will be tasked with starting an oversight board and reviewing police investigations.
Members of the community coalition say they want a say in how the position is established.
A city spokesperson says funds are earmarked in the 2020 budget for the police monitoring position.
Fort Worth will conduct a nationwide search for the right candidate.
The town hall is from 7-9 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Fort Worth.