GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) A Kansas prosecutor is planning to resign, saying the sheriff has been acting like a bully since he was acquitted of a misdemeanor for allegedly slapping a handcuffed man.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Barton County Attorney Amy Schartz Mellor said in a news release Tuesday that she plans to step down next month. The release cites a letter from Sheriff Brian Bellendir that states his intention to try to have Mellor removed from office.
After Bellendirs acquittal last week, he called the case a politically motivated witch hunt.
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