The County Attorney has the duty to prosecute all criminal offenses in his County. Mike Short advised me he would decide who get prosecuted in Lee County. I get summoned to court because "Mark Conlee said I gave him the finger." I don't do chemicals and if I did, I believe it would be my decision what chemical I would be exposed to. Not Lee County or the City of Montrose officials.
The highest authority of law in this State saying he would decide who is criminally charged
Source: 18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
The FBI’s Norfolk Division announced a new effort to get the community’s help keeping a close tabs on publicly elected officials. via FBI launches campaign to root out public corruption — WAVY-TV
Educate yourself on this brutality that took place is southeast Iowa and nobody raised an eyebrow.
Existing Conflicts of Interest between the individual local government officials. Named as a relevant issue for warranting a public corruption investigation by the FBI.
Courts consider City as having "deep pockets"
LCSO Detective Bob Conlee asked over the radio “are you sure it's not Melody driving (her brother's) truck”?
Adopted in 1924, the ICMA Code of Ethics defined the principles that today serve as the foundation for the local government management profession and set the standard for excellence. Leadership in a management structure committed to equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents strengthens democratic local governance.