TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The interim Topeka city manager has told Shawnee County that the city is offering to prosecute all misdemeanor cases except domestic battery.
Dan Stanley met Thursday with Shawnee County Commission Chairwoman Shelly Buhler to discuss prosecution of misdemeanor domestic battery cases in Topeka. The city wants District Attorney Chad Taylor to prosecute those cases.
It is the latest development in a flurry of activity that began after Taylor said in September that budget cuts were forcing him to stop prosecuting misdemeanors that occur in Topeka. That prompted the city to repeal its domestic battery ordinance so Taylor would be required to take the cases.
Taylor said Wednesday that he will review and prosecute all misdemeanor cases on their merits.