FBI Director James Comey

Howard University student activists interrupted James Comey's convocation speech there late Friday morning, with protesters alternating between various chants of resistance.

Speaking to thousands of law enforcement officials, FBI Director James Comey said that those who believe that there is a police shooting epidemic of black men “have no idea” what they’re talking about, and pressed police to begin keeping data to prove or disprove the point.

The news comes a year after reports of fatalities and injuries at the hands of police--most recently Laquan McDonald in Chicago--amid widening frustration over the lack of official recordings of the incidents.

Lynch's declaration as the chief law enforcement official in the government negates comments made by FBI Director James Comey, who last month argued that officers in major cities feel "under siege" due to protests, demonstrations, and discussions that aim to hold police officers accountable.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch backpedaled Monday, saying she was not being dismissive of the problem.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told NBC’s Chuck Todd during the Washington Ideas Forum, hosted by AtlanticLIVE and the Aspen Institute, that the federal government should not require police…