U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Announces Resignation

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite has announced his resignation effective March 24.

Polite, who was appointed to the post by President Obama, did not specify a reason for his resignation.

In a statement, Polite said  "I have enjoyed this great opportunity to serve as U.S. Attorney here in Southeast Louisiana. More importantly, it has been the highest honor to lead this Office's outstanding employees who are committed to the ideals of collegiality, diligence, and professionalism. I am confident that these public servants will continue to ensure that justice reaches out to all residents of this region. Regardless of my title or position, I will always work to improve the lives of our region's residents, especially our young people."

The 41-year-old New Orleans native began his tenure in September 2013.

Both of Louisiana's Republican U.S. Senators thanked Polite for his service and said they would work together with the Trump administration to appoint and confirm his replacement "without delay."

Kennedy also said Polite's successor should be somebody "who will work with men and women in law enforcement and uphold the rule of law in our state." 

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