A former state federal prosecutor from western Kentucky has rejoined America’s Hemp roundtable to steer efforts to comply with law enforcement.
Coleman Russell was selected by the former U.S president Donald Trump to serve as the U.S attorney for Kentucky’s western district. His tenure began on 20th January 2017 and he resigned after President Biden’s inauguration.
According to the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the advocacy commission for hemp stakeholders, Russell will make sure the members adhere to the committee’s ethics policies. He’s responsible for liaising the hemp industry with law enforcement representatives across the United States.
Russell occupied a similar position at the Hemp Roundtable before being appointed as the state prosecutor.
He also previously worked for Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, who hails from Kentucky and recognized for pushing for the 2018 hemp legalization initiative.
During his tenure as the U.S attorney, Russell’s office evaluated but didn’t intervene in tabling charges against the Police after the March shooting of Taylor Breonna during the drug warrant execution. A federal grand jury rebuffed efforts to sue police officers in that case.
According to his resignation document, Russell called upon Louisville to disseminate violence-reduction approaches to foster relationships between police officers and societies that feel over-reinforced and under-protected.
Jonathan Miller, U. S Hemp Roundtable attorney, said that Coleman has modelled character and integrity in years of private and public sector service; thus, his example and experience will assist in making sure that the United States gets an industry that they’re proud of.
Miller added that the U.S Hemp Roundtable is elated to have Coleman rejoining them after he served as a state prosecutor.
Coleman admitted that he was happy to assume the critical role in the U.S. Hemp Roundtable. He added since the budding sector is facing continued hiccups, the leaders must demonstrate their commitment to promoting strong ethical and legal values.