Doyle seeks DAs removalMADISON – Gov. Jim Doyle today announced he is moving forward with the removal process against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz.
MADISON – Gov. Jim Doyle today announced he is moving forward with the removal process against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz.
“Today I received a verified complaint against DA Kratz and I have begun the process to remove him from office,” Doyle said in a prepared statement. “As a former three-term district attorney and a former three-term attorney general, I have worked hard to protect victims of crime, and I am deeply troubled by the accounts of DA Kratz’s actions. I want every crime victim, particularly those of sensitive crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse to know they can go into a police station or a prosecutor’s office and be treated in a professional and respectful manner.”
Kratz is being notified of the charges against him, and has a legal right to be heard. A public hearing on the charges will be held. Further details on the time and location of the public hearing will be forthcoming.
Governor Doyle has appointed former Kenosha County District Attorney Bob Jambois to serve as commissioner of the proceedings. Following the public hearing, Jambois will make a report to the governor.
The governor retains the sole power to remove the district attorney from office.