Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

One of the “positives” coming out of the Trump Administration is the appointment of former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. The new AG announced the Justice Department will “pull back” on the Obama Administration’s policy of diminishing local law enforcement’s effectiveness.  Under Obama, the Justice Department investigated 25 local Police and Sheriff Departments around the country, which resulted in several federal lawsuits and consent decrees being levied on those Departments.  Sessions indicated that as a profession, law enforcement has been unfairly maligned and blamed for a few controversial incidents: leading cops across the country to feel that the political leadership of the country abandoned them.  Sessions said instead of dictating to and suing local Police Departments, the Justice Department should spend its limited funds on helping Departments fight crime and terrorism.