Michael Gailor, a longtime prosecutor who handled the state's case against former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, was named the state's attorney for the Middlesex judicial district.
Gailor replaces former State’s Attorney Peter A. McShane, who served in the role since the fall of 2011 until Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed him a judge in April.
The announcement came after the state’s Criminal Justice Commission interviewed nine candidates on Wednesday. The commission is responsible for appointing all prosecutors.
Gailor started his career with the division of criminal justice in 1993 as a deputy assistant state’s attorney in the chief state’s attorney’s office, officials...