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.