U.S. Attorney for
the Northern District of Indiana David Capp has submitted his resignation,
as requested by President Trump.
On Saturday, Capp
released the following statement:
“After 31 years at
the United States Attorney’s office I have submitted my resignation as
United States Attorney. I had advised my office last summer that it was my
plan to retire in 2017.
“I had been looking
toward a June retirement, so this is just a few months earlier.
“It has been my
greatest honor and privilege to serve all these years.
“The work we do in
the United States Attorney’s Office has such an important positive impact on
the citizens of northern Indiana. I want to thank the men and women of the
USAO for their dedication and professionalism, day-in and day-out. They are
the people that do the hard work!
“Some years ago I
spoke one evening at a church in Gary. We had just made some arrests and
closed down a drug operation in the neighborhood the church served.
Afterwards a gentleman came up to me, shook my hand, thanked me for our
efforts and told me ‘now my grandchildren can play in the yard again.’
“That has always
stuck with me and kept me focused on what our work is really about. I hope
that I have played a part in making more yards in the Northern District of
Indiana safe for ‘grandchildren to play in.’”