LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 30 law enforcement officials from across Southern California have been honored by the Anti-Defamation League for their efforts to fight hate crimes.
The Sherwood family prize was awarded Tuesday at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Honorees included FBI agents in Riverside and Orange County who prevented Southern California men from joining al-Qaeda fighters abroad. A Riverside County Sheriff’s investigator and police department officer were also recognized for their work.
Los Angeles police Det. Ross Nemeroff was honored for his work on a hate crime that targeted a transgender woman.
And Long Beach police Officer Jason Lehman was recognized for creating a community educational program called “Why’d You Stop Me?”
A selection committee made up of regional law enforcement leaders determines recipients of the annual prize.
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