Attorney General Eric Holder Recognizes South Dakota Prosecutor
for Outstanding Performance in Indian Country
Gregg Peterman, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of South Dakota, has received national recognition for his work in Indian Country. Peterman was one of 154 members of the Department of Justice (DOJ) who were recognized by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director H. Marshall Jarrett.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Peterman joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota in 1995. Shortly after joining the office, he showed an interest in working on Indian Country issues, and quickly displayed a passion and energy focused on these cases. Over the years he has handled some of the District’s toughest Indian Country matters, ranging from violent homicides to heart wrenching child sexual abuse cases. He has been involved in numerous national Indian Country working groups and committees, including The Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in Indian Country. Peterman is a frequent lecturer on Indian Country issues at the DOJ training center in South Carolina and has provided law enforcement training to hundreds of Indian Country officers. He has co-authored two Indian Country articles for USA Book.
“Gregg Peterman has dedicated over 17 years of his career fighting to deliver justice for victims in Indian Country,” said Brendan Johnson, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota. “Gregg’s compassion, coupled with his tenacity, knowledge, and familiarity with Indian Country, makes him an ideal choice for the Director’s Award. His talent and expertise are valuable tools as we continue our efforts to improve public safety on reservations, and help make the communities safer places to live, work, play, and raise a family.”