One of the highest ranked law enforcement officials in North Texas is stepping down according to a press release from the United States Justice Department from december 17th. In it they say:
“United States Attorney Erin Nealy Cox will resign from the Department of Justice, the office announced today. ‘Serving as United States Attorney has been the privilege of a lifetime. Representing our nation is a tremendous responsibility – one I have tried to undertake with integrity and with accountability to the rule of law. I am grateful to President Trump and Senators Cornyn and Cruz for giving me this opportunity to lead, and to the Attorney General for putting his trust in me,’ Nealy Cox said. ‘Of course, I was never the key to the achievements of this great office. Through a courthouse shooting, a government shutdown, a global pandemic, and unprecedented civil unrest, the attorneys and staff of the Northern District of Texas have never wavered in their commitment to justice. We’ve seen similar determination from our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. I am thankful for their passion and inspired by their dedication.’ ”
She has an impressive track record according to an article about her resignation from the Dallas Morning News dated December 27th. In it they say:
“Nevertheless, ask anyone at the U.S. attorney’s office here in Dallas, and they’ll tell you it was Nealy Cox’s dedication, passion and leadership that were the driving force behind the Northern District of Texas’ impressive performance during her three-year tenure, prosecuting, according to the Department of Justice, .more cases and more defendants than any other extra-large non-border district in the nation.’ ”
Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we hear of Erin Nealy Cox’s impressive legal career.