Lynch to meet more Baton Rouge community leaders today

Lynch to meet more Baton Rouge community leaders today

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Happening today US Attorney General Loretta Lynch will meet with community leaders in Baton Rouge today to talk about police-community relations in that city after several weeks of tensions.

Friday is the second day of appearances in the state capital after the ambush killing of three officers and the death of Alton Sterling at the hands of Baton Rouge officers.

Lynch will meet with leaders in an effort to help ease tension between the black community and police.

Yesterday, Lynch, along with Vice President Joe Biden, spoke at a memorial for the three officers killed on July 17.

"It is truly a privilege, a deep and humbling privilege to stand with you as we support one another and look for hope in the midst of this tragedy as we have heard to find a way forward from the pain that I know, that I know grips us all," Lynch said as she addressed supporters gathered at the Thursday memorial.

The widows of the three officers also spoke at the memorial as well as the sheriff of the East Baton Rouge Parish, Sid Gautreaux, who urged everyone to pray for the officers' families.

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