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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Statement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on the Departure of Steven Dettelbach as the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Ohio

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement on the departure of U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach of the Northern District of Ohio:

“As the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven Dettelbach has been a consummate public servant, an exemplary leader and an outstanding law enforcement officer.  During his time in office, Steven successfully negotiated a transformative reform agreement with the Cleveland Division of Police with emphasis on better use-of-force policies, more training, increased accountability and more robust community engagement.  He assembled an innovative coalition of law enforcement and medical professionals to address his district’s opioid epidemic – an approach that became a national model.  And he served as an invaluable member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Council under both me and my predecessor, Attorney General Eric Holder.  I want to thank Steven for his dedicated service to Ohio and to the nation and I look forward to all that he will continue to achieve in the months and years to come.”

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