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.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ricardo Ramirez Shot To Death On Compton Street
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.READ MORE: Woman Killed After Prius Slams Into Semi-Truck In Van Nuys
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.MORE NEWS: Hart High School Investigating Threat Scrawled In Campus Restroom
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