09.30.19

Daines to FBI Director: Must Not Compromise Safety of Montanans

Sends Letter Urging FBI to Assign Full Time Agents for both Human Trafficking, Indian Country Cases in Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray urging the FBI not to reduce focus on human trafficking in Montana, while also providing further support in Indian Country.

“Fighting human trafficking and reducing crime in Indian Country are both critical challenges in Montana. Each area requires undivided attention and additional action,” Daines wrote. “I urge you to assign a full-time agent to focus on human trafficking cases in Montana and another full-time agent to focus on Indian Country cases in Montana.”

Daines sent the letter in response to a report that the FBI agent in Montana dedicated to human trafficking cases will now split time with handling Indian Country cases.

To read the full letter, click HERE.

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