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Loretta Lynch, new attorney general, works to develop rapport with police
Loretta Lynch, new attorney general, works to develop rapport with police

When Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the aftermath of last month's anti-police riots, she made a point of meeting quietly with a dozen officers as they were going out to patrol the still-tense city. "You have picked a noble profession," she told the officers, including one who had been injured in the rioting. "Despite how people may want to portray it, you [should] hold on to that every day." Nine months earlier, when her predecessor, Eric H. Holder Jr., traveled to Ferguson, Mo., under similar circumstances, he did not meet with rank-and-file police. Instead he talked about how he had been profiled by police as a young man in Washington....

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