March 11, 2017-David Capp, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, announced today that he has resigned after President Trump requested the resignations of 46 United States Attorneys throughout the country. The letter did not say when the resignation would be effective, but it is presumed that the resignation is effective immediately. In a written statement, Capp said he had planned to retire in 2017 anyway:
After 31 years at the United States Attorney’s office I have submitted
my resignation as United States Attorney. I had advised my office last summer that
it was my plan to retire in 2017. I had been looking toward a June retirement, so
this is just a few months earlier.
It has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve all these years. The work we
do in the United States Attorney’s Office has such an important positive impact on
the citizens of northern Indiana. I want to thank the men and women of the USAO for
their dedication and professionalism, day-in and day-out. They are the people that
do the hard work!
Some years ago I spoke one evening at a church in Gary. We had just made some
arrests and closed down a drug operation in the neighborhood the church served.
Afterwards a gentleman came up to me, shook my hand, thanked me for our efforts and
told me “now my grandchildren can play in the yard again.” That has always stuck
with me and kept me focused on what our work is really about. I hope that I have
played a part in making more yards in the Northern District of Indiana safe for
“grandchildren to play in.”