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Readout of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Visit to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine

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

PORTLAND, Maine:  U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee today hosted Attorney General Merrick B. Garland at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland. The Attorney General met with the staff of U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement.

After separate sessions with federal agents and state/local law enforcement officials from throughout Maine to hear their needs and concerns, the Attorney General met with the full staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He praised the cooperation between the Office, federal, state and local law enforcement, saying that the way to solve problems is through communication and integration of law enforcement.

The Attorney General also discussed the Department’s priorities and thanked the staff for their commitment to public service, reiterating that protecting communities and upholding the rule of law is at the core of what U.S. Attorney’s offices do.

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Jana Spaulding, Public Information Officer, Contract (207-780-3257)

Updated April 27, 2023