U.S. deputy atty general orders federal prosecutors to cooperate with local police to protect crime victims

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on Friday ordered federal prosecutors to share tips and better coordinate with local law enforcement about ongoing violent or sex abuse crimes, particularly against minor children, even if they do not intend to pursue federal charges. The U.S. government “must be mindful of our duty to promote public safety when there may be an ongoing risk of violence or harm to victims,” Monaco wrote in an Oct. 1 memo to federal prosecutors. “Nowhere is this obligation more important than when vulnerable populations – including…

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