NAPO Washington Reports

Attorney General Barr Announces Resignation

December 15, 2020


Attorney General Barr Announces Resignation

Yesterday, Attorney General Barr handed in his resignation to President Trump, announcing his last day in office will be December 23.  The President tweeted that current Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will take over as Acting Attorney General and Richard Donoghue will be Acting Deputy Attorney General.  Mr. Donoghue is currently Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General under Mr. Rosen. 

Attorney General Barr has served as our nation’s top prosecutor since February 2019.  In his almost two years in office, he implemented the President’s pro-law enforcement agenda and has been a champion of our nation’s state and local law enforcement. Attorney General Barr collaborated closely with organizations like NAPO in his efforts to ensure law enforcement has the support and resources necessary to efficiently and effectively serve and protect our communities.  His last acts on behalf of the state and local law enforcement community were the implementation of the President’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities and the release of the draft recommendations of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

NAPO thanks the Attorney General for his unwavering support.  We enjoyed a close working relationship with him and are sorry to see him go.  We look forward to working with Acting Attorney General Rosen through the end of President Trump’s term in office.