New FBI leader in Louisville plans to continue initiative

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The FBI’s new leader in Louisville says the agency plays an important role in combating public corruption.

Amy Hess told reporters Tuesday that she plans to continue an anti-public corruption initiative started by her predecessor in 2015.

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Hess took over as the special agent in charge of the Louisville office at the end of October.

She said the FBI has “unique capabilities” to combat public corruption and civil rights violations.

She said the FBI’s role in investigating public corruption helps to enhance public trust in government.

During her meeting with reporters, Hess also spoke about the FBI’s role in fighting illegal drugs and gang activity.
She made the comments at the FBI office in Louisville.

Hess has been with the FBI since 1991 and is originally from Jeffersonville, Indiana.

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