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Press Release

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Yesterday's Attack in Colorado

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement on yesterday’s attack in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

“This unconscionable attack was not only a crime against the Colorado Springs community, but a crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood, law enforcement seeking to protect and serve, and other innocent people.  It was also an assault on the rule of law, and an attack on all Americans' right to safety and security.  Justice Department attorneys, the FBI, and the ATF are on the scene to offer assistance and review the situation.

“We stand ready to offer any and all assistance to the District Attorney and state and local law enforcement as they move forward with their investigation.  And in the days ahead, our thoughts and prayers will be with the victims of this horrific attack – including Officer Garrett Swasey, who gave his life in order to keep others safe.  We wish a speedy recovery for those who were injured, and peace and strength for the loved ones of the fallen.”

Updated November 28, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-1457