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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Attorney General Holder To Hold Building Community Trust Roundtable Discussion In Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Oakland on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015, to participate in a Building Community Trust roundtable discussion. The roundtable will serve as an opportunity to bring law enforcement, elected officials and members of the community together to discuss next steps that the administration will take to improve relationships between law enforcement and the community, address concerns about violence directed at law enforcement, increase the integrity within our justice system and share best practices for policing.  In the afternoon, Attorney General Holder will meet with students, police academy recruits, and local police officers on building community trust at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club. Following the meeting, the Attorney General will tour the Boys & Girls Club, which is known for community-based programs that foster mentorship, collaborative relationships between young people and law enforcement.

The roundtable in Oakland marks the Attorney General’s sixth Building Community Trust roundtable discussion. The other roundtables were held in Atlanta, Cleveland, Memphis, Chicago and Philadelphia.

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDS BUILDING COMMUNITY TRUST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN OAKLAND:

WHO: Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for the Northern District of California
U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
9:30 a.m. PST
WHERE: Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
1301 Clay Street
North Tower Entrance – 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
PHOTO SPRAY AT THE TOP (Media Access/Check-in: 8:30 a.m. PST. Media Pre-Set: 8:45 a.m. PST. Final Access: 9:00 a.m. PST. All media must proceed to the 5th Floor for check-in and pre-set.)

NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license as well as valid media credentials). Members of the media must RSVP to press@usdoj.gov by Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Media planning to cover the event should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. PST.  Space is limited and not guaranteed.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Kevin Lewis at kevin.s.lewis@usdoj.gov and Meki Bracken at meki.bracken@usdoj.gov.

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDS MEETING WITH STUDENTS AND POLICE OFFICERS ON BUILDING COMMUNITY TRUST AND TOURS THE WILLIE MAYS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO:

WHO: Attorney General Eric Holder
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
2:30 p.m. PST
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco 
195 Kiska Road
San Francisco, CA 94124
PHOTO SPRAY AT THE TOP (Media Access/Check-in: 1:30 p.m. PST. Media Pre-Set: 1:45 p.m. PST. Final Access: 2:00 p.m. PST.)

NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license as well as valid media credentials).  Members of the media must RSVP to press@usdoj.gov by Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Media planning to cover the event should arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. PST.  There will be limited access to the tour following the meeting.  Space is limited and not guaranteed.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Kevin Lewis at kevin.s.lewis@usdoj.gov and Meki Bracken at meki.bracken@usdoj.gov.

Updated February 4, 2015