- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to create a new special prosecutor’s office in state government to look into any allegations of wrongdoing against top state officials.

Sen. Chris Rothfuss is a Laramie Democrat and the main sponsor of a bill introduced Tuesday that would create the new state office of the special investigator.

Rothfuss says it’s become obvious over the past few years that the state doesn’t have a good process in place to handle allegations against legislators, judges or statewide elected officials.

The bill would require the Wyoming Supreme Court to appoint an experienced lawyer to the special investigator post. The special investigator would serve on retainer and review any written allegations of wrongdoing against public officials and follow up if merited.

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