Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn to resign

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DENVER, CO – JULY 23: U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado Jason Dunn is photographed in his office on July 23, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Dunn and members of his office helped prosecute the case against a Bloods gang member who was just sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after advanced ballistic technology tied shell casings at murder scenes to the defendantÕs firearms. David Scott, age 28, of Denver, was sentenced late last week by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer, to serve 360 months (30 years) in federal prison for using firearms during crimes of violence, specifically two murders. Scott appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, and was remanded at its conclusion. Scott was identified as the individual who was responsible for multiple shootings, including 2 murders, in part because of ATF and DenverÕs NIBIN ballistic technology, where spent bullet casing found at the scene are processed and matched to a specific gun. Law enforcement continue to investigate Scott to determine if he was involved in other gang related murders. Scott is a member of the Park Hill Crenshaw Mafia Gangster (ÒCMGÓ) Bloods gang. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, plans to resign as the Biden administration prepares to appoint new top federal prosecutors.

Dunn, an appointee of President Donald Trump, told Colorado Public Radio his resignation will be effective Feb. 28. He joined the U.S. attorney’s office in 2018, and he declined to speak of his future plans.

Dunn is one of more than 50 top federal prosecutors who were asked to resign — a normal occurrence in changes of U.S. presidential administrations.

Dunn’s successor will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Colorado’s Democratic senators, Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, have recommended possible replacements, including Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hetal Doshi and Cole Finnegan, a former Denver city attorney who served as chief of staff to then-Denver Mayor Hickenlooper.

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