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Lynch reaches out to police officers
Lynch reaches out to police officers

Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—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 cops 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 choose to characterize you, hold on to that as you go out on patrol 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...