US Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits South Florida

Lynch to discuss ways of building trust and cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on a visit to Miami on her national “community policing tour,” meeting with peace ambassadors in Overtown to spotlight improved relations between police and the public following years of tension.

Her visit comes as the Justice department is finalizing a settlement on their civil rights case with the Miami police department, involving 33 police shootings between 2008 and 2011.

Lynch on Thursday recognized the Doral Police Department for training officers to have a better community relationship. Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer says that includes changing officer mentality from a warrior to more of a guardian.

 On Friday, Lynch will host a youth town hall at a Miami high school and hold a community policing discussion.

Later Lynch will visit Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Phoenix and Los Angeles.

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