Letters: Civics 101: How we control crime
November 18, 2022
In civics classes, individuals are taught the separation of powers in government. However, separation of powers expands beyond the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches. Let’s explore other areas where there is separation of powers occurs.
Remember, in Minnesota there are 87 county attorney offices that are staffed at various levels. The county attorney and law enforcement are part of the executive branch. With unique responsibilities, the county attorney prosecutes crimes based on the evidence collected and submitted by law enforcement.
Law enforcement investigates alleged crime...