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U.S. Attorney General to hold civil rights meeting in Baton Rouge Friday

4 months 1 week 1 day ago July 26, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday, July 26 2016 July 26, 2016 5:45 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Loretta Lynch will spend the night in Baton Rouge Thursday to meet with U.S. Attorney Walt Green Friday.

The Department of Justice released details about the trip late Tuesday afternoon. Lynch was originally scheduled to attend a community memorial service for three slain law enforcement officers Thursday. She will spend an extra day in the city to meet with Green, law enforcement first responders and Justice Department civil rights and community policing advisers.

The Department of Justice is handling the investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge Police on July 5. The shooting sparked days of protests.

Two Baton Rouge Police officers and an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy were shot and killed on July 17 in an ambush on Airline Highway.

Vice President Joe Biden will attend the memorial service with Lynch Thursday but is not scheduled to remain in Baton Rouge.

Lynch will hold a news conference with Green, who is the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, later Friday afternoon.

WBRZ will show the memorial service, live, on channel 2, WBRZ.com and Facebook Live Thursday. Watch Friday editions of WBRZ News 2 for more on the U.S. Attorney General's meeting.
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