‘Day to day business’ continues at Ingham County prosecutor’s office in wake of chief’s arrest

By Laina Stebbins, Holly Osmer and Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporters

Charges against Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III were announced at a March 14 press conference, and aftershocks continue to resonate throughout the community. Still, the official word at the prosecutor’s office is that it’s business as usual. “Our office does not have any comment on the charges against Mr. Dunnings,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick in an email. “The day to day business of the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office continues to be performed by the attorneys and staff.” McCormick has assumed Dunnings’ duties in his absence.

Proposal would make sheriffs, prosecutors nonpartisan

By ERIC FREEDMAN
Capital News Service
LANSING – Two traditional political battlegrounds could become, well, less bloody, if 83 county prosecutors and 83 county sheriffs were elected without Democratic or Republican affiliations. Four lawmakers led by Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, want to switch those positions from partisan to nonpartisan. The co-sponsors are Reps. Terry Brown, D-Pigeon; Kevin Daley, R-Lum; and Martin Howrylak, R-Troy. Statewide, the GOP holds a majority of both positions.