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MARINETTE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Marinette County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative John Nygren and State Representative Jeff Mursau.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included the elimination of Truth In Sentencing, Internet Crimes Against Children, the lack of state prosecutors, conceal carry for retired law enforcement officers and eligibility standards for public defenders.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Nygren and Representative Mursau for organizing this successful roundtable. Every county has public safety issues that specifically affect them. While many of these issues affect the entire state, it is important for me to understand how the Department of Justice can assist Marinette County," Van Hollen said.
"The Marinette County Roundtable was productive and a good way to let the Attorney General know about law enforcement concerns in the communities I serve," said Rep. Nygren. "Public safety is very important to me and hopefully by facilitating a discussion between the leading law enforcement officer of the state and our local law enforcement personnel, we can better protect and serve the residents of our local communities."
"I would like to thank the Attorney General for taking the time to meet with local law enforcement officials," said Rep. Mursau. "There are a lot of things we can teach each other and this type of roundtable discussion is beneficial for everybody involved."
"I thank Rep. Mursau and Rep. Nygren for attending and helping to put together this roundtable," said Van Hollen. "These discussions help us in state government do a better job."