Loretta Lynch is currently serving as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States and is the first African American woman to hold the position. She’s the second African American and the second woman to hold the position but is the first African American woman.
She was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1999 to 2001 and was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of U.S. Attorney General in February and was sworn in April 27th, 2015.
Lately, Loretta Lynch has been pressed to take some action about police shootings of unarmed black citizens. On newamericamedia.org there is an article that is about the Congressional Black Caucus’s request for the Department of Justice “to take aggressive action and put an end to what appears to be the targeting of and profiling of African-Americans that result in their death.”
The Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference Thursday [September 22nd] outside Justice Department headquarters in northwest D.C. calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to properly investigate and prosecute law enforcement officials who intentionally kill unarmed blacks.
To my knowledge, she hasn’t issued a response to The Congressional Black Caucus.
Loretta Lynch has also been involved with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. She decided to close the investigation upon the recommendation of the F.B.I. director James Comey. This was extremely opposed by many Republicans but on the other hand readily accepted by Democrats. Though it has been protested, her decision has finally laid the matter to rest.