County Public Defender Policy Board members selected


Cheyenne County has taken the first step toward creating a public defender position.

On Monday morning, County Commissioners named Tom Oliver and Philip Kelly as the two attorney representatives and Larry Nelson as the layperson representative for a just-created Public Defender Policy Board. Tim Smith was selected as an alternate for Nelson.

The board will be tasked with evaluating whether the county should create a public defender position, and if so, reviewing applications for the job and making a hiring recommendation to the commissioners.

Commissioner Philip Sanders said both attorneys...

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