U.S. Attorney Polite Appointed to AG’s Advisory Committee
Today, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the appointment of Kenneth A. Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, along with five other U.S. Attorneys, to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).
Created in 1973, the AGAC represents the voice of the 93 U.S. Attorneys across the nation and reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney General. It provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General and other senior leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice on policy, management and operational issues, helping to shape policies to accomplish the Department’s core mission of serving justice.
“The distinguished women and men who serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee provide invaluable advice and wise counsel that help shape the Justice Department’s approach to combating crime, violence, and injustice in every community across the country,” said Attorney General Lynch. “They help introduce new ideas, formulate innovative policies, and design fresh strategies. They foster collaboration across our U.S. Attorney’s Offices and with Main Justice. And, in all of their work, they seek to strengthen and improve law enforcement efforts at every level. As a former chair of the AGAC, I am proud to welcome six outstanding new members to the Committee, and I look forward to all that we will achieve, with their help, in the days ahead.”