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LDF and South Carolina Leaders Ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Open Federal Investigations in the Aftermath of the Police Killing of Walter Scott and the Emanuel Nine Massacre


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LDF and South Carolina Leaders Ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Open Federal Investigations in the Aftermath of the Police Killing of Walter Scott and the Emanuel Nine Massacre

WASHINGTON - Today, on the heels of the South Carolina State Legislature’s vote to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), in partnership with the North Charleston Branch of the NAACP and over two dozen South Carolina leaders, submitted a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking the Department of Justice to open an investigation of the North Charleston Police Department to uncover any pattern or practice of racially discriminatory policing.

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