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Lynch to visit Connecticut on community policing tour

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NEW HAVEN – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit Connecticut next week as part of a national tour aimed at highlighting programs to strengthen relations between police and communities.

Lynch is planning to speak at a forum Tuesday in East Haven, where the Justice Department wants to highlight progress in community relations since four police officers were arrested in 2012 by the FBI on charges that they abused Latino residents.

The attorney general is planning to speak at a cybersecurity symposium in New Haven earlier in the day. She is joining six local police chiefs for lunch.

The Justice Department says the attorney general’s tour aims to bring attention to programs and policing practices that advance public safety and foster mutual trust and respect.