How do police officers and prosecutors work together?
Police officers and prosecutors work closely in order to put together a well-prepared case for court. The police officers handle the cases originally and charge the defendant. Felony cases are brought to the State's Attorney's Office where the cases are prepared for court. Misdemeanor cases begin at the District Court level where the officer assigned to the case and the prosecutor work closely to make sure all of the evidence is in the State's possession, that all witnesses have been interviewed and that the case is prepared for trial.