U.S. Legal professional Dunavant broadcasts resignation at finish of February

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U.S. Attorney Dunavant announces resignation at end of February

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The US attorney for the western district of Tennessee announced his resignation on Wednesday, effective February 28.

Michael Dunavant was appointed to the job by President Donald Trump in 2017 and unanimously approved by the US Senate.

“Almost three and a half years ago, I was given the professional honor of my life,” said Dunavant in a press release. “It has been a remarkable experience serving the district where I was born, raised, educated, and for which I have tremendous love and respect.”

Dunavant oversaw 85 federal employees, including 45 US assistant attorneys, and managed a total annual budget of over $ 10 million. He previously served as an elected district
Attorney General for Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District.

One list of achievements Dunavant announced from his tenure included adding new agents and funding the Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force in Memphis; Ran a multi-agency law enforcement agency called “Bluff City Blues” with the US Marshal Service in Memphis and Jackson, resulting in a total of 214 arrests; and hosted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, William Barr, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in Memphis for announcements of key DOJ initiatives.

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