Loretta Lynch is sworn in Monday by Vice President Joe Biden, left, as the new U.S. attorney general in a ceremony at the Justice Department. Her father, Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and husband, Stephen Hargrove, proudly hold the Bible.
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Baltimore wracked by outrage as protesters turn violent. City, nation look for answers about race, police brutality.
Just hours after Loretta Lynch’s historic swearing in as the new U.S. attorney general and the first African-American woman to lead the Justice Department, mayhem erupted Monday in the streets of Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old Mr. Gray died of severe injuries on April 19, a week after being arrested, handcuffed and tossed into a police van. His spine was nearly severed and his larynx was crushed while in police custody, authorities have reported.