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AG Loretta Lynch pledges DOJ help in Keith Lamont Scott case, but no fed investigation yet

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stressed patience and calm as the Keith Lamont Scott case investigation continued. (Source | WBTV) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stressed patience and calm as the Keith Lamont Scott case investigation continued. (Source | WBTV)
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a news conference Thursday that she is sending help to Charlotte after a second night of violent protests exploded on the streets of uptown Charlotte in the wake of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting.

While she stopped short of saying a federal investigation will be launched in the case, Lynch said four members of the Department of Justice's Community Relations Service were heading to Charlotte to offer technical assistance and support for crowd mediation. 

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On top of that, Lynch stressed the need for patience and calm as the investigation into Scott's death continues.

"We are aware of the tragic events that resulted in his death and the Department of Justice and FBI are currently monitoring the situation," Lynch said. "For the second day in a row, protests in response to the death of Keith Lamont Scott took place in Charlotte last night. And for the second day in a row, the protests were marred by violence – this time leaving one person on life support and several injured – an awful reminder that violence only begets violence."

Lynch also asked protesters who took part in Wednesday night's violent demonstrations to use their passions in more constructive ways than violence.

"I know that most of the demonstrators gathered to exercise their constitutional right to peaceful protest in order to raise issues and create change," Lynch said. "We need your voice. We need your passion. We need your commitment. But I urge those responsible for the violence to stop. You are drowning out the voices of commitment and change and ushering in more tragedy and grief in our communities."

Lynch and the Department of Justice said days ago they were continuing to monitor the situation.

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