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U.S. Attorney’s Office Collaborates with Local and State Partners to Provide Law Enforcement Training

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today the completion of three successful training events, promoting partnership and cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and emphasizing efforts to combat civil rights violations and organized drug trafficking.

Over a two-week period in late November and early December, the Office sponsored three training sessions for over 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victim advocates from local, state and federal law enforcement.

The first training session was a collaboration with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky to train federal, state and local officers on the rules and best practices for criminal discovery.  This training is conducted annually to inform law enforcement officers about emerging issues involving the proper collection, preservation, and production of evidence used in criminal prosecutions.

In the second training, the Office collaborated with the Fayette Commonwealth Attorney, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to train federal, state and local officials on the prosecution of federal and state civil rights offenses.  Topics covered included voter fraud, hate crimes, human trafficking, labor trafficking, law enforcement misconduct and civil investigations, such as fair housing and American with Disabilities Act violations.

In the third training, Office personnel, along with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, provided training to federal, state and local narcotics officers as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a federally supported program aimed at dismantling and disrupting drug trafficking and other criminal organizations.

“I am proud to support the men and women of law enforcement, including by partnering with them to provide training to our colleagues,” said United States Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr.  “The recent training events highlight our Office’s strong partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement.  These close working relationships with various law enforcement agencies tremendously benefit the communities that we serve.”    

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to provide important training events. For more information about future trainings, Please contact the Community Relations Unit or visit the Office website at

Updated December 21, 2017

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