NH Voices: Charles Keefe and Michael Iacopino — Hillsborough County deserves better
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AS CRIMINAL DEFENSE lawyers, we regularly appear in the Superior Courts throughout the state. We recognize that the attorney general has the statutory authority to take control of a county attorney’s office. But we question the wisdom of that action in Hillsborough County.
Let’s be clear — a statutory takeover overrides the will of the electorate and should only happen in the most extreme circumstances. With Hillsborough County, we just don’t see it. It appears that the attorney general has simply capitulated to unwarranted complaints from the Manchester police chief.