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USPS, union warn courts not serious on postal crime after 30-day sentence for letter carrier robbery

March 13, 2024

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The Postal Service and its law enforcement division say they’re cracking down on armed robberies of letter carriers, mail theft and related crimes.

But USPS and the union that represents letter carriers say they’re frustrated with the prosecution and sentencing of these cases.

Now that union,  the National Association of Letter Carriers, is championing bipartisan legislation aimed at imposing more severe penalties on postal crimes.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a statement Tuesday it was “simply unacceptable,” that a federal district court recently handed down a 30-day prison sentence for an individual found guilty of armed robbery of a USPS letter carrier in San Francisco.

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