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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Media Advisory: Dubuque Hosts Hate Crimes/Bias Incident Forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is joining with the FBI, DOJ’s Community Relations Service, Dubuque County Attorney and Sheriff’s Offices, Dubuque Police Department, and the city’s Human Rights Commission to host a forum designed to identify and address key issues related to hate crime reporting, investigation, prosecution and prevention.  The forum is designed to build collaboration among key partners in an effort to prevent and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes.

U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau will be present and joined by Darryck Dean, a DOJ Conciliation Specialist with the Community Relations Service located in Kansas City.  Mr. Dean was actively involved in community conciliation efforts following the incidents in Ferguson, Mo.  A flyer announcing the forum is attached.


Event Details

When:       Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Where:     Mindframe Theaters, 555 John F. Kennedy Rd (behind Kennedy Mall), Dubuque, IA

Time:        Starts at 6:00 p.m., ends at 8:00 p.m.


This is a “pen and pad” opportunity for the press.  Photography permitted.  A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available. 

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Updated May 31, 2016