Two Alabama U.S. Attorneys Step Down

Mar 14, 2017

Tuscaloosa Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The remaining two U.S. attorneys in Alabama appointed by former President Barack Obama have both stepped down.

U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown of Mobile has resigned and is being replaced on an interim basis by his top assistant, Steve Butler. Brown had served as U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District since 2009.

George Beck has resigned after six years as the top prosecutor in Montgomery.

His top assistant, A. Clark Morris, becomes the acting U.S. attorney.

Both Brown and Beck stepped aside after a White House decision to replace all remaining U.S. attorneys appointed by Obama. Such changes are typical when a new party takes control of the executive branch.

The U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Joyce Vance, retired in January before President Donald Trump took office. Her former chief assistant, Robert Posey, is serving on an acting basis.