Marinette County’s District Attorney wants to know what crimes he should continue to prosecute in light of state cuts to his office. Assistant DAs across Wisconsin have been informed their positions will be cut by 20 percent, because they didn’t take all of the state mandated furlough days. District Attorney Allen Brey has sent a letter to Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch asking if he should stop prosecuting criminal traffic or misdemeanor offenses. “If I don’t have the resources available to me, to prosecute those things which have been prosecuted, I am required to do what we do in the private sector,” said Brey. “When you eliminate manpower, you eliminate production, and there are things that you simply don’t do anymore.” The Assistant DA cuts become effective on May 8th.
Ken Conners, WAGN