Posted: Dec 28, 2020 / 5:11 PM ESTUpdated: December 28, 2020 / 5:15 pm EST
FILE – In this file photo dated October 19, 2018, U.S. attorney David Freed speaks at a press conference at the Center County’s courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Freed’s office issued a statement Thursday, September 24, 2020 that nine mailed on military ballot papers had been “discarded” by the local polling station. The announcement was taken up by President Donald Trump and his supporters. The U.S. attorney’s announcement of the investigation on Thursday provided few details but did mention that the votes were for Trump. (Abby Drey / Center Daily Times via AP, File)
HARRISBURG, PA (WHTM) – United States attorney David J. Freed of Camp Hill announced on Monday his resignation as federal law enforcement officer for the Central District of Pennsylvania.
“I have had the tremendous privilege of serving my fellow citizens, first as a junior district attorney in York County, then in various positions in Cumberland County, including 12 years as district attorney and finally as United States attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania,” said Freed. “I have done my best to be thoughtful, consistent, and deliver justice to my fellow citizens in a fair, effective, and efficient manner. I am grateful to President Trump and Senators Toomey and Casey for the opportunity to serve. and to former attorneys general and Barr for running the department. “
Freed’s resignation will take effect at midnight on January 1, 2021. He is leaving after three years in the district, which consists of 33 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania with offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Williamsport.
Freed was appointed as a United States Attorney by Senator Pat Toomey (R) and Senator Bob Casey (D), who were appointed by President Donald Trump in September 2017 and ratified by the United States Senate in November 2017. His resignation will take effect at midnight January 1, 2021.