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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Media Relations

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WHAT:
The Anti-Defamation League honors Law Enforcement personnel with the ADL Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10:45 a.m. Interviews
11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ross Nemeroff
Federal Bureau of Investigation Representatives
United States Attorney's Office Representatives
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Representatives
Long Beach Police Department representatives
San Diego County District Attorney's Office representatives
Riverside Police Department Representatives
Victim of Transgender Hate Crime

WHY:
To honor members of Law Enforcement for combating hate in their community as well as Law Enforcement Agencies for thwarting international terrorism.

DETAILS:
The Sherwood Prize was created in 1996 by Joe and Helene Sherwood, founders of family owned and operated Daniel's Jewelers, to recognize those in the Law Enforcement community that go above and beyond their job descriptions in combating extremism, bigotry, and hatred.

The Helene and Joseph Sherwood Family Prize recognizes law enforcement officers, units, agencies or programs that:

• Demonstrated an outstanding commitment to combating extremism, bigotry and hatred by performing acts outside the normal scope of duties
• Made an impact on victims of hate crimes or bias-motivated incidents
• Provided opportunities for education to reduce hate crimes and bias-motivated activity
• Used innovative approaches to enforce or prosecute hate crime laws
• Made a significant difference in their community and served as a role model for their agency

CONTACT:
Members of the media interested in attending should contact Alison Mayersohn, of the Anti-Defamation League at 310-446-4230 or LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.




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