- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Los Angeles stands out among police departments in the U.S. for its use of technology and social media to build relationships in the community, particularly given the city’s systemic policing troubles in the past.

Lynch was in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the last stop in a six-city community policing tour highlighting departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.

Lynch says one of the issues law enforcement is struggling with is transparency, saying it’s important departments are as open as possible without compromising investigations.

When asked about the Los Angeles Police Department’s controversial policy to not release footage captured by police-worn cameras, Lynch says departments should explain on a case-by-case basis why something can’t be made public.

LAPD has cited privacy concerns.



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