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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 18, 2014

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom Joins Committee Advising U.S. Attorney General

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom of Kansas has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the committee that advises U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder announced that Grissom and U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter, District of Montana, would be joining the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Barry Grissom and Mike Cotter as the two newest members of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a group of U.S. Attorneys with whom I regularly consult on some of the most significant law enforcement and public safety issues facing our nation,” said Attorney General Holder. “I’m grateful for their service and leadership. I look forward to working closely with the entire AGAC as we all work together to protect and ensure justice for the American people.”

The AGAC, chaired by Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, represents the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management and operational issues impacting the Offices of U.S. Attorneys. The committee has 20 members representing various federal judicial districts, geographic locations and U.S. Attorney’s offices of various sizes.

Grissom was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010. The U.S. Attorney has three offices in Kansas – Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Wichita – and a staff of approximately 100 employees, including about 50 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

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