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Monday, October 5, 2015


Wednesday: Attorney General Lynch to Hold Department of Justice Summit on Violent Crime--New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez to Participate in the Summit

ALBUQUERQUE – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to improving public safety and building stronger communities, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates and other Justice Department officials will convene a Summit on Violent Crime on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

The summit will provide an opportunity for participants to identify and examine effective violent crime reduction strategies that have contributed to the historic decline of crime and violence, understand the nature and potential causes of recent upticks in violence in some jurisdictions, including identifying any commonalities, discuss collaborative efforts to tackle violent crime and explore potential Department of Justice resources that could be used to assist in efforts to reduce crime.

Participants will engage in discussions with Attorney General Lynch; Deputy Attorney General Yates; the heads of the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Attorneys from participating jurisdictions, including New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, and other senior Obama Administration officials.

WHAT: Department of Justice Summit on Violent Crime

WHO: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates

New Mexico U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015.  3:15 p.m. EDT/1:15 p.m. MDT

WHERE: Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW

Washington, D.C. 20005

                        OPEN TO CREDENTIALED MEDIA

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Press inquiries and RSVPs should be directed to  Additional media logistics will be available in the coming days.

Updated October 5, 2015