Lynch: Trust, Respect Needed for Police-Community Relations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Attorney General Loretta Lynch says trust, respect and engagement are needed to rebuild the frayed connections between police and the communities they serve.

Lynch was in Indianapolis on Monday to speak to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

She said “bolstering the trust'' where relationships have frayed is one of her top priorities as attorney general in the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and South Carolina where suspects died while in police custody or being engaged by officers.

Lynch is touring the nation to observe programs where police work closely with their communities. Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite says Lynch's encouraging words are a good sign.