Democrats say state attorney general not fit to investigate prisoner escape
By Jake Neher
State House Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into a recent prison escape in Ionia.
The state’s Republican attorney general is looking into the escape, including whether recent state budget cuts played a role. But Democrats say Bill Schuette cannot conduct an impartial inquiry because his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature voted for those budget cuts, and citing them as a factor would make Republicans look bad.