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Trempealeau Co. officials upset with DA, turn to Walker

WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — Trempealeau County officials are raising concerns about the job performance of the county’s district attorney.

The county’s Executive and Finance Committee has sent a letter asking Gov. Scott Walker for help with DA Taavi McMahon.

According to the Oct. 5 letter, the committee of county board members believes McMahon, an elected official, to be “derelict in his duties.”

Walker can remove a district attorney from office for inefficiency, neglect of duty, official misconduct or malfeasance.
The La Crosse Tribune reports McMahon closed his office on Sept. 15 for the funeral of Jackson County DA Gerald Fox. McMahon is believed to have ordered his staff, who are county employees, to attend the funeral and suspended an employee who refused to attend.

McMahon told the newspaper he cannot comment on personnel matters.

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