(KPBS) The San Diego County Sheriff's Department this week sent deputies to a two-day symposium intended to prepare law enforcement officers for Islamic terrorist attacks.
The event, called "What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Islamic Terrorism," took place on Wednesday and Thursday and was organized by the California Association of Tactical Officers. One of the headline speakers was Ryan Mauro, a frequent commentator on Fox News who has warned of radical jihadists trying to implement Sharia law in the U.S.
Mauro works for the conservative Clarion Project, which the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as anti-Muslim. San Diego activists sent a letter to local law enforcement agencies asking them to discourage their officers from attending the training.
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