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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on the Shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch provided the following statement on the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

“On behalf of the Department of Justice, I offer my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the U.S. servicemembers who were murdered and the law enforcement officer who was wounded in this shameful and cowardly act of violence.  I have directed the FBI to take the lead in the national security investigation of this heinous attack on members of our military.  The U.S. Attorney’s office and department prosecutors are also actively involved.  In the days ahead, we intend to work with our partners in law enforcement and the intelligence community to ensure that the American people are protected and that justice is served.”

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Updated July 16, 2015