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News Release

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Media Relations

First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration

What:         
Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration

When:            
Monday, January 19, 2009 8:00 a.m.  

Where:     
University of Southern California’s Town and Gown Center
665 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90089              

Who:              
Chief William J. Bratton
Captain Paul Snell, Executive Commanding Officer for Chief of Police
Lieutenant Doug Miller, Officer in Charge Community Relations Office
Members of the Los Police Foundation
          
Why:             
This first, of what is expected to be an annual event will celebrate the life, legacy and vision of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and it will commemorate a transformative partnership between the Los Angeles Police and LA’s African American community.

Over the past six years, since Chief Bratton became chief, the LAPD has committed to restoring public confidence, building trust and respect between officers and the African American community.

The Department has pledged to partner with the community to reduce the fear and incidence of crime and to help guide the youth of Los Angeles toward a successful path.

Besides the breakfast and several speakers, an exclusive video will be shown that documents the traveled past and hopeful future of relations between the African American community and the LAPD.

**Media personnel please enter through Gate 2 and you will be directed as where to park.