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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on the Case of Dylann Roof

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today released the following statement regarding the United States v. Dylann Roof:

“Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty.  The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.”

Topic(s): 
Civil Rights
Press Release Number: 
16-603
Updated August 10, 2016