Acting Attorney General Whitaker to speak in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa-  Acting US Attorney Matt Whitaker will be speaking in Des Moines Wednesday.

Whitaker will give remarks at the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit, downtown Des Moines.

The Justice Department is hosting the event, November 14-15, in an effort to bring in elder justice experts to 1)  identify challenges in rural and tribal communities, related to elder abuse, 2) to identify promising practices, resources, and available tools, and 3) to explore other options to foster greater collaboration. 

Whitaker will also make remarks to state and local law enforcement at a separate event, about federal efforts to combat violent crime and the opioid crisis.   

Whitaker has been in the national spotlight, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned, and he was named acting Attorney General.  

Whitaker was US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa during the George W. Bush Administration. He is also a former University of Iowa Hawkeye football player. 

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