Press Release

ADL Welcomes Nomination of Steven Dettelbach as Director of ATF

New York, NY, April 11, 2022 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today congratulated former federal prosecutor Steven M. Dettelbach on his nomination as the next Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) by President Biden.

ADL is pleased to support Steve Dettelbach’s nomination to Director of the ATF. Throughout his tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Dettelbach pursued and obtained hate crime charges against multiple perpetrators. He has also partnered with ADL to offer victims of antisemitic hate crimes pro bono legal assistance. Dettelbach is a tireless advocate for fighting hate in all forms.

In the coming years, ATF will become increasingly instrumental in the fight against domestic extremism. More and more frequently, we are seeing domestic extremists try to weaponize their hateful ideology. We are confident that with Steve as Director, the ATF will bolster the fight against hate and extremists, which in turn will make all our communities safer.