Attorney General Madigan Sues U.S. DOJ and AG Sessions to Receive Payment for Law Enforcement Initiatives

Lawsuit Alleges Federal Government Withheld $6.5 Million in Funding to Illinois
Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—July 13, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating federal law by refusing to release $6.5 million in funding for Illinois law enforcement and criminal justice initiatives from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program. These funds are used by Illinois law enforcement for innovative programs to protect communities, prevent crime and support victims and witnesses. However, the DOJ is withholding funds for . . .

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