Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge held a 2017 Law Enforcement Summit on October 3 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at which she invited the industry to participate following her involvement in a metals theft training course last year held at Tennebaum Recycling Group’s Little Rock facility.
The Summit was of interest to ISRI members in Arkansas as well as other scrap industry members because a significant portion of it was devoted to “metal theft.” The three invited speakers that addressed this topic included Stephen Svetz, Special Agent, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office; Peggy Fletcher, Senior Investigator, AT&T Asset Protection; and Walter Wright, Jr., General Counsel, Arkansas Recyclers Association (ARA).
ISRI was especially pleased that a representative of the Arkansas Recyclers Association (ARA) participated, as ISRI has been instrumental in educating Attorney General Rutledge on scrap theft issues and facilitating a dialogue between her staff and the ARA. The Summit included over 500 Arkansas law enforcement personnel. The AG’s presentation focused on the laws in Arkansas intended to deter scrap theft which the ARA helped draft. Of particular highlight is the recognition the AG’s office gave to the constructive role that many scrap facilities have played in helping law enforcement.
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