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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Media Relations

Community Calls for Non-violence and Unity NA21030rj

What:
Faith and community leaders call for non-violence, tolerance, and unity after recent hate crimes in Los Angeles.

Who:
Eric Garcetti, Mayor for the City of Los Angeles
Mike Feuer, City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles
Paul Koretz, Councilman for the 5th District, City of Los Angeles
Joseph Iniguez, Interim Deputy Chief, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
Lowell Anger, Head Deputy, Organized Crime/Hate Crimes, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
Dominic Choi, Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Department
Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Police Department
Horace Frank, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Police Department
Kristi Johnson, Assistant Director in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
Capri Maddox, General Manager/Executive Director, LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity
Edgar J. Boyd, Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church
John Edward Cager III, Pastor, Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church
Abraham Cooper, Rabbi, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Adir Posy, Associate Rabbi, Beth Jacob Congregation
Hedab Tirefi, Islamic Center of Southern California
Omar Ricci, Islamic Center of Southern California
Mohammed Khan, Community Organizer
Ivan Wolkind, Jewish Federation

When:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
3:00 p.m.

Where:
Los Angeles City Hall (Spring Street Fore Court)
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department will host a joint press conference where community stakeholders, faith leaders, and community leaders call on our communities for tolerance and unity after recent hate crimes in the LAPD's West Bureau. The Los Angeles Police Department will always encourage, support, and protect the community's first amendment rights and are calling on our community to exercise those rights with non-violence and with respect for others.


*LAPD public information officers will be present to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed. All attendees must wear a mask and social distance.


Contact:
For more information or questions regarding this event contact Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations 213-486-5910.



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