*Hours after being sworn in, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been called in to a meeting at the White House with President Obama to discuss the unfolding situation in Baltimore, CNN reports.
Lynch has been monitoring the clash there between police and protestors over the death of Freddie Gray, a Justice Department official said.
The White House is also closely watching the events and is considering putting out a statement addressing the situation, according to White House officials.
The White House sent three representatives to Baltimore on Monday for Gray’s funeral: Broderick Johnson, a native of the city and the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Elias Alcantara, the associate director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Broderick and Foster also attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer last August.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said the recently elected Republican has not activated the state’s National Guard, but is monitoring events in Baltimore and expected to have a statement later Monday night.