Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells The Associated Press she’s visiting six cities starting this week to highlight police departments that she says can serve as role models for law enforcement.

The nation’s top law enforcement official, Lynch has already visited places whose police forces are considered to have troubled community relations.

In an interview Monday, Lynch said these upcoming sites were picked because they embody a particular successful quality of policing, such as effective use of data.

The first visit is Miami-Dade County in Florida on Thursday and Friday. The other locations are Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Phoenix, Arizona; and Los Angeles.