Three- year study reveals insights for fighting hate crimes, Miami-Dade State Attorney, FIU, MDPD & SAVE working to end LGBTQ Victimization

Virtual Press Conference: Three- year study reveals insights for fighting hate crimes, Miami-Dade State Attorney, FIU, MDPD & SAVE working to end LGBTQ Victimization

Photo: Hate Crimes Poster

Miami, Fla. (September 16, 2020) -Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Dr. Besiki L. Kutateladze, associate professor of in Florida International University’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and associate director for prosecution and courts in the University’s Center for the Administration of Justice; Miami-Dade Police Department, and Orlando Gonzalez, executive director of Safeguarding American Values for Everyone, Inc. (SAVE) will announce the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice three-year study.

The project focuses on hate crime victimization within Miami’s Latino LGBTQ community. The implications of this research go beyond this particular community and can help improve the criminal justice system’s response to hate crimes motivated by victims’ race, religion, disability, or other identities.

WHO:     The Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney, Dr. Besiki L. Kutateladze, Researcher and Professor, FIU Dept. of Criminology and Criminal Justice and associate director for Prosecution and Courts in the University’s Center for the Administration of Justice, Alfredo Ramirez III, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, and Orlando Gonzales, Executive Director, SAVE Inc.

WHAT:  Hosting a Virtual Press Conference

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Please Register for Event here: https://fiu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0od-qtqDsvGtdCeJW729QgPOE4BB3bJ67m

PHOTO/INTERVIEW: Summary of report and findings will be attached.

WATCH:    An expert-filled panel discussion will follow the press conference please go to

PUBLIC EVENT: https://bit.ly/3hHxbpq

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Click here to access these valuable hate crime fighting insights.

For more information, contact Lissette Valdes-Valle, Public Information Officer, at (305) 547-0885 at LissetteValdes-Valle@MiamiSAO.com.