DA:  Kansas Rep. Michael Capps case referred to Attorney General

Photo credit Michael Capps / Facebook
By KNSS Radio

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has been investigating the involvement of three elected officials, accused of taking part in a political ad that was critical of then Wichita Mayoral candidate, Brandon Whipple.

A lawsuit from Whipple accuses State Rep. Michael Capps, former Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell, and Wichita City Councilman James Clendenin of taking part in creating the ad.  Whipple won the election, and added their names to the lawsuit, almost a year later.

O'Donnell resigned after Bennett's findings indicated there was enough evidence to pursue ouster proceedings.

Bennett says he is sending the results of his investigation into Rep. Michael Capps to the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.  Capps ran for reelection in District 85, but lost in the primary.  

Bennett says his investigation involving Councilman James Clendenin is expected to be released next week.