U.S. attorney general to hold community policing forum in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit Seattle as part of a multi-city community policing tour.

Justice Department officials said in a news release that Lynch will hold a community policing forum Thursday in Seattle that will highlight policing practices designed to strengthen police-community relations.

The meeting will include law enforcement, local leaders, youth and other community members.

While in Seattle, Lynch is also expected to attend a human trafficking task force meeting and announce grants to fight human trafficking.

Justice Department officials say Lynch's tour builds on President Barack Obama's pledge to improve police-community relations. Recommendations by a task force Obama created in December include more community policing and officer training.