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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Attorney General Lynch and Facebook to Host Community Policing Town Hall in Los Angeles

*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Facebook will hold a Community Policing Town Hall on Facebook Live at Facebook’s Playa Vista Campus, today, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET.  The town hall will be moderated by actor Michael B. Jordan, star of Creed and Fruitvale Station, with participation from actress Yara Shahidi, star of ABC’s Blackish.  The town hall discussion will be live-streamed on the official Facebook Live page and the Justice Department’s social media platforms. 

“One of my top priorities as Attorney General is strengthening relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve and protect,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “We are here on this stop of the Community Policing Tour to show how social media can be used as a vital tool to provide both transparency and opportunity for meaningful interactions into law enforcement thought and policy.”  

This conversation style town hall marks the last official stop on the Attorney General’s 12-city Community Policing Tour and will highlight the social media and technology pillar of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report.  The town hall audience will consist of local high school juniors, seniors, college students and LAPD “cadets” – young people who volunteer to work at the LAPD – and 15 officers from the Hollenbeck Police Activities League and LA Sheriff Department.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Aspen, Colorado, on FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, to participate in a moderated arm chair conversation on 21st Century Policing, Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Reform with Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. 

Attorney General Lynch Town Hall

FACEBOOK TOWN HALL

WHO:             Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

Michael B. Jordan

Yara Shahidi

WHEN:          THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016

11:30 a.m. PDT

WHERE:       Facebook Playa Vista Campus

12025 Waterfront Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90094

POOLED PRESS: Network Pool KABC-ABC Affiliate 

LIVE STREAMED ON: https://www.facebook.com/DOJ.

NOTE:  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to press@usdoj.gov.     

Background on the Community Policing Tour:

Including Los Angeles, the Attorney General visited six jurisdictions around the country during this second phase of the tour that have excelled in each of the six pillars discussed in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report: (1) Building Trust and Legitimacy; (2) Policy and Oversight; (3) Technology and Social Media; (4) Community Policing and Crime Reduction; (5) Officer Training and Education; and (6) Officer Safety and Wellness.  The trip to Los Angeles highlighted Pillar 3 – Technology and Social Media.  Attorney General Lynch launched the tour in February in Miami Dade County, Florida, and she visited Portland, Oregon, in March as well as Indianapolis, Indiana, in April.  The Attorney General visited Phoenix on Tuesday and is concluding the second phase of the tour with this last stop in Los Angeles.  

COMMUNITY POLICING TOUR

  • Pillar 1 – Miami/Doral, Florida – Building Trust and Legitimacy
  • Pillar 2 – Fayetteville, North Carolina – Policy and Overnight
  • Pillar 3 – Los Angeles, California – Technology and Social Media
  • Pillar 4 – Portland, Oregon – Community Policing and Crime Reduction
  • Pillar 5 – Phoenix, Arizona – Training and Education
  • Pillar 6 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Officer Safety and Wellness

More information on the #CommunityPolicing tour is available at the following page: http://www.justice.gov/ag/community-policing-tour.

The Attorney General’s national Community Policing Tour builds on President Obama’s commitment to engage with law enforcement and other members of the community to implement key recommendations from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report.  The first phase of the tour launched on May 19, 2015, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also included visits to Birmingham, Alabama; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; East Haven, Connecticut; Seattle, Washington; and Richmond, California.  

Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Press Release Number: 
16-765
Updated August 1, 2016