Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane was appointed Thursday to a second five-year term as Connecticut's top state prosecutor.
The appointment was made by the state Criminal Justice Commission, which hires and fires state prosecutors, and announced by the commission's chairman, state Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer.
As chief state's attorney, Kane is the administrative head of the Division of Criminal Justice, which includes the Office of the Chief State's Attorney in Rocky Hill and the offices of the state's attorneys for each of the state's 13 Judicial Districts. He heads an agency responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters prosecuted under state law in Connecticut.
Kane was appointed to a first term as chief state's attorney in 2006.
His first prosecutorial appointment was as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the former 9th Circuit in Middletown in August 1972. Since then he has held various prosecuting assignments, notably as head of a political corruption and organized crime unit and as the state's attorney for New London County.