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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Combat Violent Crime in St. Louis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in St. Louis

On March 31st, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Saint Louis as part of a national listening tour of law enforcement concerns and issues.

 

Over two hundred federal, state, and local law enforcement officials convened at the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse to meet with Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente.

 

As part of the tour, Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Boente met privately with 40 law enforcement officials who were there by invitation. The group discussed such issues as growing violent crime; street crime; federal forfeiture; prison sentences; funding; and federal assistance to local law enforcement.

 

Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Boente pledged their support of local law enforcement efforts and advised that upon their return to Washington, they would meet with their staffs to consider implementing policies that address the law enforcement concerns that were raised.

 

Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Boente then spoke to over one hundred employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Marshal Service.

 

 

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Updated April 5, 2017