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RSS FeedsCounty attorneys in Greater Minnesota are divided over letting the AG prosecute police
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3 july 2020 17:10:07

 
County attorneys in Greater Minnesota are divided over letting the AG prosecute police
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John Autey/Pioneer Press/Pool via REUTERS Under current law, a county attorney can ask Attorney General Keith Ellison to handle a case or for help. The governor can also order the AG to take over a case. After police killed George Floyd in south Minneapolis, Democratic state lawmakers wanted to strip county attorneys of their power to bring criminal charges against officers who kill people and give that authority to the state Attorney General. DFLers argued the AG would have fewer ties to local police and said centralizing the decisions would yield a more consistent approach to cases that are currently overseen by whichever prosecutor is closest. Democrats even won a crucial endorsement:...


 
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