Attorney General Lynch to visit Baltimore after police death

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest against the police following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT
Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest against the police following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other Department of Justice leaders are visiting Baltimore.

The new attorney general’s visit Tuesday comes after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, and riots that prompted the governor to bring in the National Guard.

Lynch will be joined by head of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Director Ronald Davis and Community Relations Service Director Grande Lum. They’ll meet with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials and faith and community leaders.

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating Gray’s death for potential civil rights violations. The Justice Department is expected to release results of a separate review of the police department’s use of force practices in coming weeks.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s