Loretta LynchSandra BlandMakes Statement

Speaks about Bland’s death

26 Jul, 2015

Lynch says Bland’s in-custody death in Texas and the dash-cam video of her arrest underscore long-held fears many black Americans have about interactions with police:

We have a situation where many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in essentially to enforce laws against them, not to protect them. I do think that what has been a important part of the debate in Bland’s death has been the discussions that we’ve seen from community members and police leaders alike…about the importance of training and deescalating incidents.

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