MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting South Florida over the next two days to discuss policing issues and ways of building trust and cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens.
Lynch on Thursday will recognize the Doral Police Department for training officers to have a better community relationship. Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer says that includes changing officer mentality from a warrior to more of a guardian.
On Friday, Lynch will host a youth town hall at a Miami high school and hold a community policing discussion.
The initiative comes amid a national debate on police use of force and tactics following high-profile police shootings of unarmed young men in places including Ferguson, Missouri, and Cleveland.
Later Lynch will visit Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Phoenix and Los Angeles.