WHITEHALL, Wis. — Trempealeau County officials are raising concerns about the job performance of the county’s district attorney.

The county’s Executive and Finance Committee has sent a letter asking Gov. Scott Walker for help with DA Taavi McMahon.

According to the Oct. 5 letter, the committee of county board members believes McMahon, an elected official, is “derelict in his duties.”

A Walker spokesman said Wednesday the governor’s staff encouraged the committee to discuss the issue with the county’s corporation counsel.

The La Crosse Tribune reports McMahon closed his office on Sept. 15 for the funeral of Jackson County DA Gerald Fox. McMahon reportedly ordered his staff, who are county employees, to attend the funeral and suspended an employee who refused to attend.

McMahon told the newspaper he cannot comment on personnel matters.

Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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