As expected, newly appointed Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline fired seven attorneys on his new staff, including his opponent in the race for DA, Steve Howe.
Also given just a few hours to clean out their offices were longtime juvenile division chief John Fritz and Bryan Denton, the chief investigator for 15 years.
It is sad and a little frightening to see so much experience leaving the DA's office. We can only hope that the incoming staff members not only know what they're doing, but actually intend to prosecute criminals instead of pushing the Religious Right's political agenda.
The KC Star has the story and details on new Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison's house cleaning.