ST. PAUL, MN – Today Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Chair Warren Limmer (R – Maple Grove) responded to the Minnesota Police Chiefs Association letter outlining support for “Transparency in Charging” legislation:
“Cleary the ‘soft on crime’ approach by Democrat prosecutors is only encouraging the violent crime wave we are suffering,” Limmer said. “It’s important to remember the legislature writes and policy with public input, and when the governor signs a bill, it becomes law. It is not the role of prosecutors to ignore laws. Instead, it is their role to protect the public by enforcing the laws we have on the books.
“I will carefully examine the bill proposed by the Minnesota Police Chiefs Association, and any other bill that will protect our innocent citizens, make our criminal justice system move quickly, and restore law and order in our state. We cannot continue to watch innocent people going about their daily lives become victims at the hands of repeat, violent offenders who walk the streets because county attorneys are more interested in appeasing their political base than doing their job,” Limmer concluded.