Black lawmakers push DOJ for change

Black lawmakers march for change

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The Congressional Black Caucus marched to the Department of Justice Thursday afternoon to demand changes following two recent high-profile officer-involved shootings.

Representatives Maxine Waters and G.K. Butterfield delivered a letter to the DOJ's office. It asked that the DOJ aggressively pursue investigations against all law enforcement officers who are accused of harming black citizens.

The letter also demanded the DOJ be more transparent in how it handles its investigations of police officers.

"When you look at the lack of transparency that is taking place in many cities in our nation, we believe the answer to end that is in the hands of the Attorney General of the United States," said New York Representative Gregory Meeks.

The DOJ did not comment on the Caucus' demands, but Attorney General Loretta Lynch did provide some words for Charlotte residents following the officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

"I know the events of recent days are painfully unclear and they call out for answers, but I also know the answer will not be found in the violence of recent days," she said.


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