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- U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE FMA CHAPTER 373 URGES CONGRESS TO CLOSE A “CATCH AND RELEASE” FUGITIVE SEX OFFENDER LOOPHOLE TO KEEP KIDS SAFE – JANUARY 3, 2022
In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) FMA Chapter 373 raises concerns about what may be a “catch and release” fugitive sex offender loophole in urging Congressional action to keep kids safe. What’s more, a call is made again for organizing the USMS with local district control of human capital resources outside of Arlington, VA—similar to all other DOJ law enforcement components—to reverse the exponential growth of the Agency’s headquarter divisions and staff offices over the past decade, compared to the disproportionate, dangerous, and increasingly low staffing levels in its 94 district offices across the country. “Reassign[ing] the hundreds of criminal investigators reporting to headquarter divisions and staff offices back to district offices,” FMA argues, “would offer far greater local accountability in communities across the country to effectively carry out all Agency missions, including sex offender investigations, and require no increase in FY 2022 funding levels—a win-win for the American taxpayers.” Read the full 5-page letter and accompanying exhibits from Chapter President Dave Barnes and Chapter Vice President for Law Enforcement Operations Jason Wojdylo here.