The Wyoming attorney general, Peter K. Michaels, sees no need for a special prosecutor in a Weston County case involving sexual abuse of a minor.
On Nov. 21, the county commissioners, in a 4-1 vote, agreed to ask the attorney general and Gov. Matt Mead to investigate the need for a special prosecutor because of concerns over County Attorney William Curley’s handling of the case. The letter was sent to both Mead and Attorney General Michaels, with Commissioner Tracy Hunt voting against the motion,
On Dec. 8, Bill Lambert, county commission chairman, received a letter from Michaels stating that his office is only statutorily authorized to become involved in a criminal prosecution if there is failure or refusal to act by the county attorney and that, in this case, there was nothing his office could do.