Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joined U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, the Wales family, the National Association of Former United States Attorneys Foundation, and other law enforcement partners in Seattle today to bring continued and deserved attention to the Department of Justice investigation into the 2001 murder of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas C. Wales.
Thank you, Annette. I am grateful for your leadership of this office over the past four years, and for your 21 years of devoted service to the Department of Justice.
Thank you, Nikolas, for that kind introduction.  I am honored to address the American Academy of Forensic Sciences at its 70th annual meeting.  This is a highly respected organization, with 11 different sections and nearly 7,000 members.  You have an enormous diversity of professional backgrounds, skills, and experience.  Your ranks include researchers, forensic scientists, and even criminal litigators.  You study forensic science, you practice forensic science, and you are patrons of forensic science.
David Prejean, a former Sergeant in the K-9 Unit of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO), pleaded guilty today to assaulting a pre-trial detainee at the Iberia Parish Jail (IPJ) by commanding his K-9 to bite the detainee, and by striking the detainee, all without justification, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook for the District for the Western District of Louisiana.
The Justice Department today charged William Patrick Syring, 60, from Arlington, Virginia, to four counts of threatening employees of the Arab American Institute (AAI) because of their race and national origin, three counts of threatening AAI employees because of their efforts to encourage Arab Americans to participate in political and civic life in the United States, and seven counts of transmitting threats to AAI employees in interstate commerce. A summons was issued for Syring to appear in federal court in Washington, D.C. AAI is a Washington D.C. based private non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States.
I would like to focus my remarks today on the close working relationship between the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the European Union’s Directorate General for Competition.  Not only do we cooperate on cases almost daily, but we also increasingly are in close communication about emerging policy issues.  I make these remarks recognizing the important differences between us, but also affirming how far we have come since I was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Antitrust Division in the early 2000s.