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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Recommendations From the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the work of the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety:

 

"Every American, no matter who they are or where they live, has the right to be safe in their homes and neighborhoods. And yet, in many locations, the violent crime rate is rising, and in some of our urban areas, the increase is staggering. Reducing this crime surge is a top priority for President Trump and the Department of Justice. Consistent with the President's Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, I created the Task Force in February and it has provided me with recommendations on a rolling basis. Dedicated professionals from throughout the Department have been listening to our partners in state, local, and tribal law enforcement; identifying successful violent crime reduction strategies; and developing recommendations on actions the Department can take to help improve public safety.

 

"I have been acting on the Task Force's recommendations to set the policy of the Department. I will continue to review all of the Task Force's recommendations, and look forward to taking additional steps towards ensuring safer communities for all Americans."

Press Release Number: 
17-831
Updated July 26, 2017