Latest Michigan Attorney General's Office News

Michigan AG to probe people making money off election claims

Jul. 09, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has opened an investigation after a Republican-led state legislative panel said people are making baseless allegations about 2020 presidential election results in a northern Michigan county to raise money or publicity for their own ends. ...

Michigan AG finds birth certificate policy unconstitutional

Jun. 30, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan law that requires people to complete gender-confirmation surgery to change their gender on their birth certificate is unconstitutional, state Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a formal opinion Wednesday. The opinion means people who...

No charges filed against Michigan official who flashed rifle

Jun. 18, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Friday she would not file charges against a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a livestreamed meeting, an incident some described as illustrating racial and cultural tensions in the Lake Michigan resort area. ...

AG Nessel's former law partner lands job in her department

May. 28, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's former law partner has landed a job in her department after working for more than a year as a part-time contractor on the Flint water prosecution team. Chris Kessel was hired as an assistant attorney general in...

Michigan man exonerated of murder after 32 years in prison

May. 26, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was exonerated Wednesday after 32 years in prison when authorities agreed that he was wrongly convicted of a fatal stabbing in suburban Detroit based on faulty evidence, including a bite mark on the victim. For years, Gilbert Poole Jr. had...

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

May. 15, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims of...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

May. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to date with the rapidly changing laws, visit Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill...