August 23rd, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the Office of Maryland State Prosecutor should be eliminated. The office investigates and prosecutes election law violations, ethics laws violations, and misconduct in office by public officials or employees. The same office handled the investigation into the fiscal operations of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department under former Sheriff David Goad. WBAL reported that Gansler praised current State Prosecutor Emmit Davitt, who has led the office since December- however, Gansler says that the office is never funded adequately. Gansler says the state can appoint special prosecutors to handle cases where the attorney general or local prosecutor faces a conflict of interest. He says that option would be less costly.