President Trump is committed to trimming the fat of Obama’s bloated government with the help of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who dropped a bombshell on Obama-loving liberals this week when he officially ended the partnership between the Department of Justice and a group of independent advisors tasked with recommending uniform forensic science standards nationwide.
Bizpac Review reported that Sessions announced Monday that he will not renew the National Commission on Forensic Science, a panel of scientists, judges, crime lab managers and lawyers created by Barack Obama in 2013. Sessions said he will instead soon appoint a senior forensic advisor to “interface with forensic science stakeholders and advise department leadership.” The DOJ said this person will review the needs of overworked public crime laboratories and send a report to Congress about potential ways to ease the backlog of cases they are facing.
“As we decide how to move forward, we bear in mind that the Department is just one piece of the larger criminal justice system and that the vast majority of forensic science is practiced by state and local forensic laboratories and is used by state and local prosecutors,” Sessions said.
This is all part of the DOJ’s new Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which has modified or reversed several criminal justice initiatives that were started by Obama. This came a week after Sessions revealed the DOJ will review the use of consent decrees put in place by Obama that implement stricter oversight of local police departments by the federal government.
“Local control and local accountability are necessary for effective policing,” Sessions said. “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”
The DOJ applauded Sessions for doing this, saying that the closure of the commission won’t have a negative impact on the department’s ability to “improve reliability of forensic analysis, and permit reporting of forensic results with greater specificity.”
“We applaud the professionalism of the National Commission on Forensic Science and look forward to building on the contributions it has made in this crucial field,” Sessions said.
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