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News Release

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Media Relations

Joint Symposium on Domestic Terrorism

What:         
Domestic Terrorism Conference, in cooperation with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).  
   
Additionally, personnel from four law enforcement agencies will be honored for their outstanding contributions in combating Hate Crimes.   

When:            
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Where:        
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90049

Who:              
Jim Mc Donnell, 1st Assistant Chief, LAPD  
Louis Freeh, Judge, Former FBI Director
Mark Pitcavage, PhD, Director of Investigative Research, ADL
Oren Segal, Director, Islamic Affairs and Left-Wing Research, Center on Extremism, ADL
Norm Abrams, Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA Law School and Former Acting Chancellor, UCLA

Why:          
Over 200 law enforcement officers from across California will gather to learn tactics and procedures to counteract extremist activity.
   
The media is invited to attend the welcome ceremony from 8:30-9:00 a.m.; a session on Emerging Trends in Domestic Terrorism from 9:00-10:00 a.m.; and a luncheon during which sixteen law enforcement officers from four different agencies will be honored and awarded the Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.  
   
The LAPD is proud to announce that eleven of its own members from the Van Nuys Juvenile Impact Boot Camp will be among the honorees.

Contact:   
For further information, please contact Alison Mayersohn from the Anti-Defamation League at 310-446-4230, or on the day of the event at 310-467-4025. 

Press Credentials and RSVP Required.