The White House announced last week that it was nominating Robert L. Capers, Brooklyn’s federal prosecutor, to the position of United States attorney covering the Eastern District. That includes Queens, Staten Island, Long Island as well as Brooklyn.
Capers is 44, and has served as prosecutor for over 20 years and in the Eastern District since 2003. He is now the senior prosecutor in the public integrity unit of the district. His father and brother both worked in the New York Police Department.
If Capers is elected he will replace Loretta Lynch. Lynch left her position in April as the Eastern District’s US attorney to become the US attorney general. Kelly T. Currie has been acting as the Eastern District’s AG since Lynch’s departure.