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.
At the time of the Jack the Ripper murders Godfrey Lushington was the Permanent Under Secretary at the Home Office from 1885 to 1895.
His name appeared as the signatory to several responses to letters that were sent to the Home Office during the Jack the Ripper crimes.