Gov. Tony Evers to appoint commissioner to investigate Eau Claire Co. DA Gary King

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – New information into the investigation of Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King as Governor Tony Evers moves forward with a possible removal process.

The governor is appointing a commissioner to conduct a hearing on the charges, make an investigation, and report findings to the governor.

Under Wisconsin law, a governor can only remove a district attorney “for cause.”

DA King is under investigation for sexual harassment. He’s also accused of being intoxicated while working.

Two former colleagues of king wrote to Evers, asking for him to be removed from office. King was first elected to the position of district attorney in 2012. He ran unopposed and was re-elected last year. His current term runs through 2024.

In the past 25 years only once has a sitting governor attempted to remove a district attorney from office.

That was former calumet county DA Ken Kratz who resigned before that process could take place.

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