Despite the attacks made against Prosecutor Rutkowski, he will continue to speak out about injustice, hold himself and his staff to the highest ethical standards, and do the work that he was elected to do: to represent the people of this county and the state of Michigan in a court of law and to enforce the laws of the state of Michigan equally.
In an effort to have Huron County Prosecutor Timothy Rutkowski removed from a case, the Huron Daily Tribune has implied that Timothy Rutkowski should disqualify himself on a pending drug case involving a "close relative" of Sheriff Hanson. The Huron County Prosecutor’s Office holds itself to the highest ethical standards available, and will continue to do so.
Malcolm Gladwell in his book The Tipping Point states that a pivotal turning point occurs in “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” Did you know that by the year 1920 all states had made “wife beating” illegal? Astonishingly, it would take another fifty years before the tipping point would occur and society would begin to see domestic violence as something far more insidious than “just a family matter”.
In 2014, Sheriff Hanson alleged that Prosecutor Rutkowski committed public misconduct and requested the Attorney General’s office investigate his allegation. On Monday, July 17, 2017, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office declared that they found “no wrongdoing in the handling of this matter.” After conducting an extensive and thorough investigation, neither Attorney General Schuette nor his investigators had any concerns on how the Special Prosecutor was appointed or how the case was resolved by the Special Prosecutor.
You see, generation to generation, families pass on parenting styles; gentle or harsh, right and wrong. We know only what we learn, and we learn often by what has been done to us. Unless we receive education to know better, we remain trapped in the old, and sometimes dysfunctional and harmful styles of parenting, and will repeat what we know /what we have learned – and we will sometimes pass on a legacy of abuse. But there is hope. When we know better, we do better.
Drugged driving eclipses drunken driving in tests of motorists killed in crashes From the Washington Post, April 26, 2016. For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk. Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015 had used a legal or illegal
At the Mid-Winter Conference for the Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan (PAAM), Prosecutor Tim Rutkowski was recognized for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Michigan. A lifelong resident of Huron County, Mr. Rutkowski has worked in the Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola county prosecutor offices as an Assistant Prosecutor and Chief Assistant Prosecutor, and since January 2009, he has been the elected prosecutor for Huron County.