City hires new Chief of Prosecution

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The City of Topeka has selected Senior Assistant Shawnee County District Attorney Charles Kitt as its new Chief of Prosecution.
Kitt will start his employment with the City Oct. 5. His salary will be $88,000.

“Charles brings his tremendous experience and stellar reputation at the District Attorney’s Office to our City Prosecution Office,” said City Manager Jim Colson. “His great attitude and leadership style will be a great addition to our talented, dedicated prosecution team.”

The City received 13 applications and interviewed two candidates for the position. Kitt has worked in the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office since February 2012. He was promoted to senior assistant District Attorney in June 2013. In that role, he has served as the primary prosecutor for some of the most serious felonies charged by the office. Prior to that, Kitt worked as an associate attorney for Parker & Hay LLP.

Kitt received his bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Bethany College and his juris doctorate in 2006 from the Washburn University School of Law.
“Prosecution has been the focus of my career, and I am excited to take on this new challenge and to continue serving the citizens of Topeka,” Kitt said. “My initial priority will be to evaluate the overall function of the Prosecution Section and work with the current prosecution team to improve efficiency and effectiveness.”

With Kitt’s hiring, Luther Ganieany will return to his post as legal advisor to the Topeka Police Department. Kitt will report to City Attorney Lisa Robertson, who starts Monday, Sept. 28.

(information supplied by the City of Topeka)

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