Beavers Named Des Moines County Attorney
Des Moines County’s new top prosecutor is already planning to make some changes.
It's safe to say Amy Beavers is familiar with the county attorney’s office as she has worked there for the last 16 years.
Her previous title was Asst. County Attorney before being appointed by the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors to the top spot.
Beavers said she will review how the department is run, looking to improve areas such as record-keeping and technology.
She will also examine the department's policy on plea bargains.
“I’m going to be looking at different offenses and see if we need to move up what we are recommending," said Beavers. "Give us a little more flexibility to when looking at the big picture because every case is a little different."
Beavers said she expects to prosecute more cases than her predecessor, Pat Jackson. He resigned following a lengthy leave of absence for what he said were medical reasons.
Beavers was the only person to apply to replace him.
Her appointment continues until the end of the year.
Beavers wants to extend that as she is running for County Attorney as a Democrat in the November General Election. She will face Republican Trent Henkelvig.