I don’t believe it is a district attorney’s prerogative to pick and choose which duly authorized and sworn public official he or she will work with.

In the matter of Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis and Seaside Police Detective Steve Barnett (“Barnett sues DA in ‘credibility’ dispute,” The Daily Astorian, Sept. 12), I think Marquis has a responsibility to the citizens of Seaside to work with the detective, regardless of any differences they may have.

In the workplace, workers properly must put aside any personal differences. To do otherwise is to interfere with whatever work must be done.

Add to this story the whiff of political payback, then motives come into question, which is inappropriate among administrators of justice.

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