The Jack the Ripper murders impacted on society as a whole and, as such, many public officials were also involved in the case, even if in a minor capacity.
Since the Metropolitan Police were beholden to the Home Office, the government official to who the Metropolitan Police Commissioners, Sir Charles Warren and James Monro, were answerable was the Home Secretary, Sir Henry Matthews.
However, many other officials were also involved in the case, including, civil servants, members of parliament, and the coroners who presided over the inquests into the deaths of Jack the Ripper's victims.
Sir Henry Matthews was the Home Secretrary who frequently clashed with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren.
Wynne Edwin Baxter was the Coroner who oversaw the inquests into the deaths of several of jack the Ripper's victims, as well as into the deaths of several other Whitechapel murders victims.