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Sen. Sherrod Brown calls on USPS Board of Governors to address Ohio mail theft issues

November 17, 2022


CINCINNATI — Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors to take action against mail theft across the Buckeye state.

Brown’s letter to the Board of Governors comes after he received zero response from USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb Hull when he wrote to them on Oct. 14.

The senator had asked DeJoy and Whitcomb Hull to reinstate patrolling duties for Postal Patrol Officers (PPOs) due to the increase in widespread armed postal robberies and mail theft.

Brown gave the two 30 days to respond — and neither have.

According to Brown, postal robberies are costing thousands of Ohioans millions in stolen checks and goods. He said it’s also putting mail carriers at risk and straining local police departments.

“It is imperative that this matter be addressed as promptly as possible,” Brown said.

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