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COPS, RACE AND COMMUNITY ISSUES ADDRESSED AT AG'S FIRST LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE

 COPS, RACE AND COMMUNITY ISSUES ADDRESSED AT
 AG'S FIRST LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE
 Att. Gen. Lee Fisher will open Ohio's first Multicultural Law Enforcement Conference on the morning of May 7 with a keynote address about attitudes and actions in law enforcement, including an announcement about Ohio's progressive cultural diversity and use of force training for peace officers.
 Fisher will speak during the opening session, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Hayes Room at the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High St., Columbus.
 Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka; Rabbi Sruly Wolf, Chaplain of the Cleveland Police Department; and Adam Troy, Executive Director of Ohio's Commission on Socially Disadvantaged Black Males, will also speak at the opening session.
 Fisher, Troy and members of Ohio Police Officer Training Council will be available to answer questions from the media immediately following the opening session, at about 9:45 a.m.
 Conference highlights include:
 -- "Do the Right Thing"
 McKinley Room, 10:15 a.m., May 7
 Training session to show law enforcement officials how to


identify an investigation of ethnic intimidation/hate crimes. The Anti-Defamation League's Alan Katchen, regional director, and Michael Sandberg, Midwest Civil Rights director, will conduct the workshop.
 -- Luncheon Address
 Hayes Room, Noon, May 7
 LeRoy Martin, director of the Chicago Housing Authority and


former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, will talk about his experiences and barriers faced as one of the first minority police chiefs of a major American city, and ways peace officers can prepare to enforce the law as the face of America changes.
 -- "We've Come A Long Way Baby, But . . ."
 Harrison Room, 1:45 p.m., May 7
 Ten women police officers will discuss their careers and


strategies to address the concerns of women in law enforcement.
 -- "Let's Talk About It"
 McKinley Room, 3:30 p.m., May 7
 Waymon J. Malone, Jr., a detective with the Columbus Police


Department, will lead this rap session between young people and peace officers from Columbus.
 -- "WORD -- We're Obligated to Recognize Diversity"
 McKinley Room, 8:45 a.m., May 8
 James Moss, a sergeant with the Columbus Police Department,


and Wiley Sampson, an instructor with the Peace Officer Training Academy, will moderate this discussion about improving the understanding of cultural diversity, sensitivity and awareness.
 CONTACT: Deana Gordon, media assistant, 614-466-3840, or Leesa


Brown, press secretary, 614-466-3841, both of the Attorney General's Office.
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