US Attorney General Lynch visits Fayetteville today
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch returns to her native state today when she visits Fayetteville.
Lynch, who was born in Greensboro and who grew up in Durham, will visit the city as part of her community policing tour. Lynch became attorney general in April 2015.
Lynch is visiting six cities around the country that have done well with community policing.
The visit also brings Lynch to North Carolina shortly after she was highly critical of the state’s political leaders. ON May 9, Lynch blasted the state for House Bill 2, saying it “placed North Carolina in direct opposition to federal law.”
She said the state “created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals.”
Lynch made the comments when announcing the Department of Justice had filed suit against North Carolina in the state’s Middle District. Earlier that same day, Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration sued the federal government in defense of the law.
While the House