Pennsylvania's attorney general told CNN his office is investigating allegations the United States Postal Service is not complying with a court order that mail be fully processed.
"These reports are deeply concerning—and we are on it," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told CNN in a statement. "My office is investigating this situation and any others we are alerted to while our injunction on these practices is in place. We are reviewing this matter and will take additional action in court.”
A union source speaking to CNN verified that there have been a number of recent instances of mail not being fully processed, which has slowed on-time delivery in the greater Philadelphia area. The source said they believe these instances could amount to injunction violations and confirmed they are beginning to be investigated by the union itself.
The allegations, first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, claimed that USPS management had ordered Philadelphia employees to stop mail processing machines before all the mail had been sorted.
CNN has reached out to the USPS for comment but did not immediately receive a response.
“On Monday, a federal judge ordered that these practices be halted until our lawsuit has concluded,” Shapiro’s statement said. “These operational changes were made illegally and the courts have spoken — stop it.”