Biden Admin Criminal Prosecutor Connected to Anti-Cop Group

A leading criminal prosecutor in the Biden administration is connected to an anti-cop organization.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Nicole M. Argentieri, previously worked for the Legal Aid Society of New York, according to a report from The Washington Free Beacon.

The Legal Aid Society of New York promoted a Defund the Police march in 2021.

Lawyers for the Legal Aid Society of New York also represented Black Liberation Army members Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim in their parole cases. The two individuals were convicted of killing two New York City Police officers in 1971.

Argentieri served on the board of the Legal Aid Society while working at the private law firm O’Melveny & Myer.

The Free Beacon reported that “O’Melveny & Myers provided pro bono services to the Legal Aid Society and also served on its ‘Cop Accountability Project,’ which represented defendants arrested during Black Lives Matter protests in summer 2020.”

While the effort was designed to “hold police accountable,” its supervising attorney, Jennvine Wong, advocated for defunding police departments, the outlet noted.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote on X, “The acting head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Nicole Argentieri, served on the board of a group that advocated for giving cop killers parole.”

“Cop killers deserve the death penalty, but the radicals leading the Biden administration would let them out to kill again,” he continued. “Argentieri being selected to run the Criminal Division in an acting capacity is a slap in the face to every brave law enforcement officer.”

Argentieri’s profile describes her as supervising the division’s “more than 1,400 federal prosecutors and staff members who conduct investigations and prosecutions involving organized and transnational crime, violent crime, cybercrime, public corruption, money laundering, securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions offenses, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, intellectual property theft, and other crimes, as well as matters involving international affairs and sensitive law enforcement techniques.”

American Faith reported that a Biden judicial nominee for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Adeel Mangi, is also affiliated with an anti-police group.

Mangi sits on the advisory board for the Alliance of Families for Justice, a group that supports individuals who killed police officers.

“In letters to various senators, the [law enforcement] organizations highlight Mangi’s role on the advisory board of the Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ), an organization not only co-founded by a cop killer, but that also has described other convicted cop killers as ‘freedom fighters,’” reads a press release from the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

The five groups sending the letters were the Rockland County Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the State Troopers NCO Association of New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.