With Ms. Lynch awaiting a vote from the Senate, her opinion on law enforcement-community relations leaves a lot to be curious about. Such issue was a big deal for outgoing Eric Holder, the Attorney General, whose civil right probe of a Ferguson, Mo. police department is among the cases Lynch will likely deal with.
Lynch spoke about how a civil approach against police departments can usher in new systematic changes regarding the recent widespread misconduct.
If confirmed, she would be the first black female in U.S. history to handle the job of America’s high ranking law enforcement official.
Lynch previously prosecuted police brutality claims made by Abner Louima, a victim who was sodomized in a bathroom of a Brooklyn precinct after being arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Lynch will take over the investigation of the Ferguson PD that was launched by the Justice Department in the wake of 18-year old Michael Brown’s shooting death.