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Statement From Attorney General Clark on the Investigative Report on the Franklin County State’s Attorney

May 5, 2023

Attorney General Charity Clark issued the following statement in response to the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs’ investigative report on the Franklin County State’s Attorney, released yesterday:

“I am deeply troubled by the findings that State’s Attorney Lavoie created a toxic work environment. His behavior and comments in a workplace – as described in the report issued yesterday and as he has admitted through press reports – are unacceptable.

Franklin County voters elected State’s Attorney Lavoie to bring justice to Franklin County, and State’s Attorney Lavoie has eroded the public’s trust. To allow the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office to continue their important work without this distraction and to restore a supportive and professional workplace culture, I join the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs in asking State’s Attorney Lavoie to step down.”


Contact: Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171