Senator Melissia Hurtado Releases Statement Regarding the Death of Robert Forbes

June 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on the death of Robert Forbes:  

“According to the Bakersfield Police Department Robert Forbes was fatally injured after being hit by a car at a protest against police brutality on Wednesday June 3, 2020.  I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert Forbes and my heart goes out to them during this time of sorrow. 

This is an open investigation and a final determination for this collision has not been decided.  To help the police, anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at(661) 327-7111, or by emailing Officer C. Ott at”

About Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) represents the 14th Senate district in California, which includes cities in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties. Senator Hurtado was born in Fresno, California and raised in the City of Sanger