Muslim Community Leaders Meet With New FBI Assistant Director In Charge

May 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

Last week, a number of leaders in Southern California met with the new Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Steven M. Martinez in Los Angeles. Organized by the FBI, the two and a half hour meeting consisted of a forum with a number of community leaders in Los Angeles. Different groups represented included MPAC, the Omar Foundation, the Council of Pakistani American Affairs (COPA), the Muslim Lawyers Association, and many others.

During his time addressing an audience of over 60 leaders, Mr. Martinez explored the reach and responsibilities of the FBI. He emphasized the importance of remaining true to the letter of law while keeping America safe from harm. Martinez outlined the different types of crimes the FBI investigates and encouraged community members to reach out to the FBI with concerns and case leads -- especially as they relate to possible hate crimes.