Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expected to be in Baltimore on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement and other community leaders, CNN reports.
Other Justice Department officials—Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division; Ronald Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; and Grande Lum, director of the Community Relations Service—are expected to accompany Lynch.
The attorney general, confirmed less than two weeks ago, has spoken about the unrest in Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray April 19, who suffered a fatal injury in police custody.
“The Department of Justice stands ready to provide any assistance that might be helpful. The Civil Rights Division and the FBI have an ongoing, independent criminal civil rights investigation into the tragic death of Mr. Gray. We will continue our careful and deliberate examination of the facts in the coming days and weeks,” Lynch said in a statement last week.
“The department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has also been fully engaged in a collaborative review of the Baltimore City Police Department,” the statement continued. “The department’s Community Relations Service has already been on the ground, and they are sending additional resources as they continue to work with all parties to reduce tensions and promote the safety of the community.”
As CNN notes, Lynch’s first day on the job involved her briefing the president on the unrest, and she also announced a $20 million program to put body cameras in police departments.
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