AG Loretta Lynch Meets With Law Enforcement And US Attorney In Baton Rouge
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets today with the U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge and other US Justice Department officials for a roundtable discussion. Former U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux says Lynch is likely trying to learn more about the efforts to improve police relationships with the community and also the latest into the investigation of Alton Sterling’s death.
“Everyone is looking for a path which both recognizes the extreme dangers that our law enforcement officers face, as well as, the overarching guarantee of equal justice.”
Lynch is also scheduled to have a meeting this morning with law enforcement first responders. Cazayoux says Lynch wants to get the perspective of police officers and discuss ways to improve community policing.
“Try to figure out, are there ways maybe that the department can help in terms of setting some best practices, ways of maybe even providing more resources to our law enforcement community.”
Cazayoux says he believes the Alton Sterling case will likely be brought up during the roundtable discussion. He says she also will receive updates on the investigation into the July 17th attack in Baton Rouge.
“To see if there is anybody else involved, whether the shooter had any encouragement, any assistance from anyone else, so whether or not there is another case there.”