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Former US attorney to help with Seattle case backlog

January 7, 2022 GMT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Brian Moran is stepping in to help the City Attorney’s Office on issues that include clearing a backlog of 4,000 cases.

New Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison announced Friday that she is enlisting Moran for a short-term assignment that includes advising the office on the backlog, hiring and criminal priorities.

Moran served as the Justice Department’s top prosecutor in western Washington from 2019-2021. He previously was the top legal adviser in the state Attorney General’s Office.

In a news release Moran said he shares Davison’s vision for a criminal justice system that is fair, just and responsive to the needs of Seattle residents.