KANSAS CITY, Missouri- Tammy Dickinson is one of one of 46 U.S. attorneys who were asked to resign Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Dickinson was the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Missouri, which includes Kansas City, St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, and Springfield. She oversaw a staff of 127 employees, including 64 attorneys and 63 non-attorney support personnel.
A Kansas City, Mo., native, she has been a trial attorney her entire legal career and was the Chief Trial Assistant for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office from 2002 until her appointment, after working as an assistant prosecutor in that office beginning in 1998.
She was appointed to the federal bench in 2013 by Barack Obama.
Tom Larson will act as interim U.S. attorney for the district until Trump chooses a replacement.
Another affected Federal DA, Preet Bharara,tweeted March 11, 2017, that he had been fired for refusing to resign.
I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 11, 2017