Loretta Lynch, Justice Department officials go to Baltimore


— Attorney General Loretta Lynch will travel to Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community leaders, a Justice Department official confirms to CNN.

Also going from the Department of Justice are head of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta, Director Ronald Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Director Grande Lum of the Community Relations Service.

Lynch, who was sworn into her position just over a week ago, has been closely monitoring the unrest in Baltimore that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury to his spine while in police custody. As part of her first day on the job, Lynch briefed President Barack Obama on developments.

For his part, Obama spoke about low income and predominantly minority communities on Monday during an event to mark a new phase in his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

“There’s no shortage of people telling you who and what is to blame for the plight of these communities,” Obama said Monday. “But I’m not interested in blame. I’m interested in responsibility, and I’m interested in results.”