US attorneys in Oklahoma City, Tulsa announce resignations

February 9, 2021 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. attorneys in Oklahoma City and Tulsa both announced Tuesday that they plan to resign at the end of the month.

U.S. Attorneys Tim Downing in the Western District and Trent Shores in the Northern District both said statements that they had submitted letters of resignation to President Joe Biden. Both were appointed by former President Donald Trump.

Downing is a former Republican state legislator who worked in the administration of Gov. Kevin Stitt before being appointed to the post, while Shores is an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Justice Department.


Downing’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Troester will serve as acting U.S. attorney in Oklahoma City, a role he’s served in three prior interim periods.