HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says one of her top priorities remains alleviating an “epidemic of distrust” between communities and law enforcement.READ MORE: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Lynch discussed tensions between minority communities and police agencies during a speech Monday in Houston at the national convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the country’s largest African-American women’s organization.READ MORE: US Border Agents Receiving Help On Custody Work, Returning To Field
Lynch did not mention any specific incidents related to this tension, including the in-custody death in nearby Waller County, Texas, of Sandra Bland, a black woman who authorities say hanged herself earlier this month in her cell after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer.
Lynch says she’s determined to take on the tension between minorities and law enforcement as well as other issues “not only to build a stronger nation, but to empower its people.”MORE NEWS: US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In Texas
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