AG Miyares announces investigation into state's parole board, Loudoun Co. schools

Virginia Candidate Forum
Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-15 17:29:00-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia's newly sworn-in Attorney General, Jason Miyares, announced Saturday afternoon that investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools are officially open.

Governor Youngkin signed two executive orders granting AG Miyares the ability to open the investigations on his first day as governor.

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“One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency - and that’s a big issue here. The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun Country Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl," AG Miyares said.

He says Virginians deserve answers and they will receive them.

“These investigations are not to solely go after or bring criminal charges against any one actor, but to learn what mistakes were made so that no other Parole Board or schools ever repeats them," he said.

AG Miyares has asked for time and patience as his team investigates and says he will provide transparency throughout the investigations.