[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 7, 1996)]
[Pages 41125-41126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-20119]



Hearing on Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: 
Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination--Los Angeles

AGENCY: Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of Hearing.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of the Civil 
Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994, Section 3, Pub. L. 103-419, 
108 Stat. 4338, as amended, and 45 CFR section 702.3, that a public 
hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will commerce on 
Thursday, September 12 through September 13, 1996, beginning daily at 
8:00 a.m., in the Crowne Ballroom, Center Wing, at the Crowne Plaza, 
3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90007.
    The purpose of the hearing is the collect information within the 
jurisdiction of the Commission, under 45 CFR section 702.2, related 
particularly to the administration of justice, police-community 
relations, possible racial and gender bias within law enforcement, and 
the interaction between Federal and local law

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enforcement agencies in Los Angeles in order to examine underlying 
causes of racial and ethnic tensions in the United States.
    The Commission is authorized to hold hearings and to issue 
subpoenas for the production of documents and the attendance of 
witnesses pursuant to 45 CFR section 701.2(c). The Commission is an 
independent bipartisan, factfinding agency authorized to study, 
collect, and diseminate information, and to appraise the laws and 
policies of the Federal Government, and to study and collect 
information with respect to discrimination or denials of equal 
protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, 
religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the 
administration of justice.
    Hearing impaired persons who will attend the hearing and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter, should contact Betty 
Edmiston, Administrative Services and Clearinghouse Division, at (202 
376-8105 (TDD (202) 376-8116), at least five (5) working days before 
the scheduled date of the hearing.

Barbara Brooks, Press and Communications (202) 376-8312.

    Dated: August 1, 1996.

Stephanie Y. Moore,

Acting Solicitor.

[FR Doc. 96-20119 Filed 8-6-96; 8:45 am]