Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch made history in April 2015 when she was sworn in as the United States Attorney General, becoming the first Black woman to do so. The North Carolina native was born May 21, 1959. Lynch was born in the city of Greensboro, entering Harvard University after high school and earning a bachelor’s degree in […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday stepped up the pressure on Baltimore officials to reach a deal with the federal government to overhaul the city’s police practices, saying “the ball is in the city’s court” to conclude negotiations soon. Lynch, who took office in April 2015 as riots roiled Baltimore after the […]

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on a 12-city Community Policing tour in conjunction with President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation that designates the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016 as National Community Policing Week. She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show’s political panel Jacque Reid, Roland Martin and Shaun King about the number of cases of unarmed black men […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — In suing the state where she was born and raised for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century. And she made clear that the federal government sees its dispute with North Carolina as about far more than bathrooms and showers. Lynch, […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer […]

Noting the historically contentious relationship between Black communities and law enforcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch discussed how Sandra Bland’s death is a prime example of…

US Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee William C. Killian has said that federal officials are "treating this as an act of domestic terrorism."

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray‘s arrest by Baltimore police may have been completely different. The state of Maryland has one set of laws governing knives. The city of Baltimore has its own rules. Caught in the middle are people like […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the practices of the Baltimore police department following a request from that city’s mayor, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The investigation could be announced as early as Friday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch said her confirmation as attorney general showed that “we can do anything” and pledged that the agency […]

It’s about time. After five months in political limbo, Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General and will…

It’s about time. After five months in political limbo, Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General and will lead the Justice Department at a time when police-related killings of unarmed black men has erupted into a national crisis. Lynch, 55, who was subjected to the longest wait for […]