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

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

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.”

Updated August 10, 2016

Civil Rights
Press Release Number: 16-603