EXCLUSIVE: Danny Pino Talks 'Law & Order', Miami & Being Latino in Hollywood

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Danny Pino returned to the city of Miami—where he was born and raised—to donate 40,000 Duracell Quantum batteries to first responders of the Miami-Dade Police Department and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue yesterday. With his brother Detective Jaime Pino by his side, Danny spoke to members of the media about the importance of first responders having the latest technology at their disposal in case of emergencies.

Why was it important for you to team up with Duracell for this campaign?

When I heard about it I thought that [this campaign] covers a lot of topics that are important to me—mainly first responders in the city of Miami. I have an intimate understanding of what they do having played a police officer on television for several years as well as having my awareness elevated even further seeing my brother who is a detective here in Miami-Dade County.

It’s a very personal thing to be able to play a part in the donation of 40,000 new Duracell Quantum batteries. They are the most high tech batteries available and that makes me all the more excited to be able to provide that type of technology to the people who are out there protecting us and saving lives.

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