Submitted by the United States Attorney's Office Western District of New York
Public Affairs Office
This week, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, a member of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s advisory committee (AGAC) and chair of the law enforcement coordination, victim assistance and community relations subcommittee (LEVC), hosted the LEVC meeting in the Western District of New York, which brought U.S. attorneys from across the country to the Buffalo area for two days.
The meeting included presentations and discussions on several issues:
√ Members participated in detailed presentations from members of law enforcement and victim witness personnel regarding the May 14th tragedy. They also heard from Tops President John Persons and visited the Tops store on Jefferson Avenue.
√ Members went to the Merriweather Library and spoke with community leaders who work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on community outreach efforts.
√ Members spoke with representatives of the business community, who work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on multiple issues, including fraud and cybercrime.
√ Members met with federal law enforcement who work on the front lines of international border issues.
“I was honored to host the LEVC meeting in Buffalo, which allowed my U.S. attorney colleagues to spend time in this wonderful community and learn from our experiences,” Ross said. “Over these two days, my colleagues from across the country were able to witness firsthand how our district works with law enforcement, the community and crime victims. In addition, these U.S. attorneys witnessed the resiliency of our Buffalo community in the aftermath of the May 14th shooting and experienced the progress that the community has made.”
Members of the AGAC advise the attorney general on matters of policy, procedure and management impacting the offices of the U.S. attorneys, and elevates the voices of U.S. attorneys in department policies. The LEVC is a subcommittee of the AGAC.