County of Marin - News Releases - Hate Crime Hotline

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2017

District Attorney Introduces Hate Crime Hotline

San Rafael, CA -- The Marin County District Attorney has instituted and activated a Hate Crime Hotline, 415-473-2585, to assure that potential hate crime incidents are properly and promptly investigated. 

A closeup view of the numbers on a telephone.The Hate Crime Hotline is 415-473-2585.
“I will not tolerate any hate crime or hate speech against members of our community,” said District Attorney Ed Berberian. 

Anyone who has been the victim of, or witnessed, what is believed to be a hate crime or hate speech is urged to report the crime to local law enforcement. The hotline is designed to be used as a follow-up to an emergency 911 call.

If the event or incident is an emergency, then an immediate 9-1-1 call should be made. The hotline is not to be substituted for reporting an active emergency event. 

A caller will be asked to leave a brief message on this line, and it will be checked daily by the DA’s staff. The caller will receive a return call within one business day.

The hotline is initially in English and Spanish, with Farsi and Vietnamese languages being added by the end of January.

“All of us have broad constitutional protections with regard to our speech, religious affiliations and group associations; however, these protections have limitations and hate-based conduct can and will be prosecuted,” Berberian said.

Contact:

Ed Berberian
District Attorney
County of Marin

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 747-2241

 


Email: Ed Berberian
www.marincounty.org