In cities with a city attorney, the city attorney:
(1) may prosecute violations of city ordinances;
(2) may prosecute, under state law, infractions and misdemeanors occurring within
the boundaries of the municipality;
(3) has the same powers in respect to violations as are exercised by a county attorney
or district attorney, except that a city attorney's authority to grant immunity shall
be limited to:
(a) granting transactional immunity for violations of city ordinances; and
(b) granting transactional immunity under state law for infractions and misdemeanors
occurring within the boundaries of the municipality;
(4) shall represent the interests of the state or the municipality in the appeal of
any matter prosecuted in any trial court by the city attorney;
(5) may cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General during investigations; and
(6) may designate a city attorney from another municipality or a public prosecutor
to prosecute a matter, in the court having jurisdiction over the matter, if the city
attorney has a conflict of interest regarding the matter being prosecuted.
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