Latest South Dakota Attorney General's Office News

South Dakota AG clears Rapid City officer in May shooting

Jul. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An investigation found that a Rapid City police officer was justified in shooting at a woman seven times as she backed her car into a police squad car during a May pursuit, South Dakota's attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Mark Vargo called the...

South Dakota Democrats pick their candidates at convention

Jul. 10, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Democrats picked their candidate in what they hope will be a winnable race for Secretary of State but opted not to name a challenger for state Attorney General. The delegates to the state convention chose former journalist Tom Cool, who ran for...

South Dakota interim AG dismisses 2 of Ravnsborg's top aides

Jun. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's interim attorney general on his first day in office Tuesday dismissed two of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's top appointees who were involved in the aftermath of Ravnsborg's 2020 fatal car crash. Ravnsborg was removed from office...

Noem taps impeachment prosecutor to replace attorney general

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed the lead prosecutor in the Senate impeachment trial of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to fill the remainder of Ravnsborg's term. Noem's interim appointment of Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo...

Removed South Dakota AG presses ethics case against Noem

Jun. 27, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, in his first public comments since being removed from office last week, appeared before a state ethics board Monday to press for an investigation of fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, the person he blames for his...

South Dakota Gov. Noem gets emphatic win with AG's removal

Jun. 22, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate's decision this week to remove Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office was an emphatic victory for Gov. Kristi Noem, whose hard-driving effort to oust her fellow Republican likely sealed his fate even as some GOP lawmakers backed him. ...

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

Jun. 22, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal crash, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. ...

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg barred from future office after impeachment conviction in pedestrian death

Jun. 21, 2022 18:46 PM EDT
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg barred from future office after impeachment conviction in pedestrian death.

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg convicted on both impeachment charges in fatal crash, removed from office

Jun. 21, 2022 18:42 PM EDT
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg convicted on both impeachment charges in fatal crash, removed from office.

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg convicted in impeachment trial over 2020 fatal crash, removed from office

Jun. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg convicted in impeachment trial over 2020 fatal crash, removed from office.