Attorney General Loretta Lynch Arrives in Baltimore. Meets With Family of Freddie Gray, Community Leaders, and Police.
Joined by officials from the Department of Justice, Newly appointed United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday.
Her arrival comes just days after Baltimore City prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, announced that charges would be brought against six Baltimore police officers in Freddie Gray’s death.
Lynch met with the family of Freddie Gray, privately, as well as with community leaders, telling them, “We’re here to hold your hands and provide support.”
“This is a flash-point situation,” Lynch also said. “We lost a young man’s life, and it begins to represent so many things.”
“It was wonderful for the first black woman attorney general in the history of this country to care so much about our city that she came here today to express her full involvement in coming up with a solution to our common problems,” Gray family attorney William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. tells the Baltimore Sun.
Murphy stated that Lynch expressed condolences to the Gray family, who declined to comment on the meeting.
Lynch also met with the police department, and thanked them for their service.