(PPN) – Kenneth Polite, 41, is the U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. His resignation will be effective March 24.
There is no justification as to why he is resigning but it is routine for U.S. attorneys to offer resignations after a new president is elected.
Polite was nominated by President Barack Obama in September 2013, replacing Jim Letten. Letten retired after two of his top deputies acknowledged posting anonymous comments at Nola.com about cases their office had handled.
Polite stated, “I have enjoyed this great opportunity to serve as U.S. Attorney here in Southeast Louisiana. More importantly, it has been the highest honor to lead this Office’s outstanding employees who are committed to the ideals of collegiality, diligence, and professionalism. I am confident that these public servants will continue to ensure that justice reaches out to all residents of this region. Regardless of my title or position, I will always work to improve the lives of our region’s residents, especially our young people.”