New Arkansas U.S. Attorney Coming

Arkansas US Attorney

LITTLE ROCK—Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Eastern District of Arkansas 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,” Attorney General Sessions said. “I have asked Congress for additional PSN funding next year because I believe nothing will be more effective at reducing violent crime. 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 that through a re-allocation of resources, we will be enlisting and deploying 40 additional violent crime prosecutors across the United States.”

Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas (EDAR), has made combatting violent crime, particularly gang and gun crimes, a top priority since being sworn into office in October 2017. Hiland will announce new initiatives and programs intended to address the acute violent crime problems facing the EDAR, particularly Little Rock. The addition of a violent crime AUSA will aid in this effort.    MORE

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