MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos has appointed a Black Democratic legislator to co-chair his new task force on racial disparities and police policies.
Vos announced Tuesday that Rep. Shelia Stubbs will co-chair the task force along with Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke, who is white. Stubbs has been an outspoken critic of Republican legislators’ lack of action on racial disparities and police brutality.
Last week, she blasted the GOP for taking no action during a special session Gov. Tony Evers called to pass legislation scaling back use-of-force policies. Evers called the session after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, who is Black, in the back in Kenosha.