Owens Urges DOJ to Combat Rise in Retail Crime

Mar 22, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-signed a letter led by Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) to Attorney General Merrick Garland, raising concerns about the recent rise in retail crime. The Representatives are demanding the Department of Justice to develop and implement a national strategy to combat organized crime exploding in American cities.

“Nationwide spikes in violent crime and retail theft pose serious threats to the safety and security of Americans, their businesses, and our communities,” said Rep. Owens. “I urge Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice to develop a strong national strategy to maintain the rule of law and support America’s law enforcement officials.”

The full letter is available here.


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