DALLAS - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Northern District of Texas to receive additional resources for the fight against violent crime. The district will receive an additional Assistant U.S. Attorney to focus exclusively on violent crime, one of 40 new federal prosecutors in 27 selected locations throughout the United States.
“Led by our 94 United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) task forces are hitting the streets across America to apprehend and bring violent criminals to justice. I have asked Congress for additional PSN funding next year because I believe nothing will be more effective at reducing violent crime,” said Attorney General Sessions. “Under this program, I am asking a great deal of our United States Attorneys. I am both empowering them and holding them accountable for results. To put them in the best position to impact and reduce violent crime, it is my privilege to announce today that through a re-allocation of resources, we will be enlisting and deploying 40 additional violent crime prosecutors across the United States.”
“One of my highest priorities will be to work side by side with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to stop the destructive cycle of gun and gang violence that terrorizes our communities right here in north Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. “PSN programs have had an undeniable impact in the past as they provide the foundation on which these critical partnerships are built. Resources like this additional prosecutor will significantly enhance our on-going efforts to get the most dangerous people off our streets.”
The Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas will be assigned to the violent crime section of the Dallas division and prosecute cases under the PSN initiative.
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