ADA taking new position

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 15, 2007

Staff Report

Fourth Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Andrew Arrington will step down from his duties to work for the violent crimes division of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.

Arrington, who is also project director of the Drug Task Force, was offered the position by Attorney General Troy King last week. Arrington said he is expected to begin work on Feb. 12.

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“I’ll be trying violent crimes all over the state,” Arrington said Monday. “It’s an honor to be in this position.”

Arrington was hired by former District Attorney Ed Greene in October 1999 and remained on staff when current District Attorney Michael Jackson was elected to office.

“I had a wonderful tenure with both district attorneys and I’ve learned a lot from both of them,” Arrington said.

“I think the training and tutelage I gained under them really led to this recognition,” he said.

“I look at this not only as a recognition of my skills as a trial attorney, but a reflection on them (Greene and Jackson) of what they taught me.”

Arrington said he will continue to reside in Selma and commute to his new job, adding that the achievements made by the Drug Task Force will continue.

“The work that was done here with the task force and the officers are just wonderful,” Arrington said. “We’ve sent so many cases federally and I think we’re really making an impact here in our community.”

Jackson, who is now sifting through resumes to find a replacement for Arrington, wishes his colleague the best.

“I wish him well in the future and I know he’ll do a good job for the attorney general’s office,” he said.

Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit encompasses Bibb, Dallas, Hale, Perry and Wilcox counties.