President Biden Announces One New Nominee to Serve as U.S. Attorney, One to Serve as U.S. Marshal
The President announces his intention to nominate a new candidate for US Attorney and a new candidate for US Marshal. These are officers who will be essential to upholding the rule of law as chief federal law enforcement officials.
These individuals were selected for their commitment to law enforcement, professionalism, experience and credentials, commitment to equal justice for all, and commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.
The President has proposed a budget that would significantly increase funding for law enforcement as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the rising crime rates this administration has inherited.
The President has also made extensive efforts to deal with the rise in gun crime since 2020 – by unloading more police officers, supporting community prevention programs and cracking down on the illegal arms trade. It is important to these efforts to confirm U.S. Attorneys as chief federal law enforcement officers in their districts.
The President has now announced 68 nominees as US Attorneys and 22 nominees as US Marshals.
US Attorney’s Announcement
- Damien Diggs: nominee for US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
Damien Diggs has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas since 2018. Previously, Mr. Diggs served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 2012 to 2018. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Diggs served as a prosecutor in the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of Education and from 2005 to 2007 he was an associate at Hogan & Harston LLP. Mr. Diggs served as a clerk for the chief justices of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 2004 to 2005. Diggs received his JD, cum laudefrom American University Washington College of Law in 2003 and his BS from Towson University in 1998.
US Marshal’s Announcement
- Shannon Saylor: candidate for United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia
Shannon Saylor has been acting United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia since 2021. Previously, Mr. Saylor served as Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2020 to 2021 and Assistant Chief Deputy US Marshal from 2019 to 2020. He joined the US Marshals Service for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2005 as a deputy. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Saylor served as a Police Officer with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Saylor received his BA from Thiel College in 1998. He is a United States Army veteran.