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04 19, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Anthony Harris Convicted And Sentenced For Improper Disposal of a Body in Mitchell Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Detroit, MI man has been sentenced to 360 days in the Davison County Jail for pleading guilty to the improper disposal of a body in connection with a female who was found deceased March 11, 2024 in Mitchell.

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04 18, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Prison Inmate Convicted By Jury on Charges Against Correctional Officer

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced a South Dakota Penitentiary Inmate was convicted Thursday on three charges including possession of a weapon and making threats against a correctional officer.

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04 16, 2024

Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission Revokes Law Enforcement Certification for Mellette County Sheriff

The South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to revoke the law enforcement certification of Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom effective immediately for conduct unbecoming a law enforcement officer.

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04 13, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Confirms DCI, Custer County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that took place Friday, April 12, in Custer County.

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04 11, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Texas Couple Convicted By Jury on Theft Charges

South Dakota Attorney Marty Jackley has announced that a Texas couple has been convicted of a combined six charges in connection with stealing or attempting to steal the property of another person.

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04 11, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Romanian Man Sentenced To Jail Time for Guilty Plea to Rape

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a 21-year-old man from Romania was sentenced to six months in the Clay County Jail after earlier pleading guilty to Second Degree Rape and is now in the process of deportation with federal authorities.

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04 09, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Mitchell Woman Sentenced For Sexual Contact Charge

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Mitchell, S.D., woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, with eight years suspended, after earlier pleading guilty to one count of Sexual Contact With a Person Incapable of Consent.

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04 05, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Applauds Federal Judge’s Action To Block Overreaching Greenhouse Gas Emissions Proposal

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising a federal judge’s decision to block a proposed federal rule on greenhouse gas emissions as requested by Attorney General Jackley and 20 other Attorneys General.

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04 05, 2024

Attorney General Jackley, Davison County State’s Attorney Announce Update In Mitchell Truck Stop Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Davison County State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins have announced that based on a further review of the evidence, including the forensic pathologist autopsy results, the appropriate charge in South Dakota is Improper Disposal of a Body in connection with a female that was found deceased March 11, 2024 in Mitchell.

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04 04, 2024

Attorney General Jackley, DCI To Review Officer Involved Shooting in Sioux Falls

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the Sioux Falls Police Department, is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday, April 4, 2024 in Sioux Falls.

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03 28, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Statement On Disturbance at State Penitentiary

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s disturbance at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls:

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03 27, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Urges Congress To Fix Farm Bill Loophole Regarding Intoxicating Hemp

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is part of a coalition of 21 Attorneys General requesting that Congress fix language in the 2018 Farm Bill that has been used by “bad actors” to market unregulated intoxicating hemp.

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03 27, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Parker Man Sentenced For Manslaughter of Infant

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Parker, S.D., man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with 14 years suspended after earlier pleading guilty to one count of First Degree Manslaughter in the 2022 death of an infant.

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03 21, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Praises Final Budget That Includes Funds for Digital Investigation Unit, Victim Grants

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising approval of the fiscal year 2025 state general fund budget that includes funds for the Attorney General’s Office to use for a new Digital Investigation Unit, cybersecurity services initiative, and grants to organizations that assist abused children.

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03 18, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus Brief For SCOTUS In Support of Second Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a group of 26 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Illinois’ ban of AR-15 rifles.

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03 15, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Pierre Man Sentenced For Assault on Law Enforcement Officers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Pierre man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after earlier being convicted for assaulting and threatening correctional officers at the Hughes County Jail.

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03 14, 2024

Attorney General Jackley, Mitchell Law Enforcement Announce Person Arrested in Death Investigation

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Mitchell law enforcement announce that a person has been arrested in the investigation of a female that was found this week in Mitchell.

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03 13, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces State to Seek Death Penalty in Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff’s Death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state has filed its notice to seek the death penalty in the First Degree Murder case against Joseph Gene Hoek of Sioux Falls for the Feb. 2 death of Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok.

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03 12, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Confirms DCI Leading Investigation Into Colorado DNA Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has confirmed that the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was asked by Colorado authorities to conduct the criminal investigation into a former Colorado Bureau of Investigation scientist who is accused of mishandling DNA testing in at least 650 cases.

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03 11, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Urges FTC To Strengthen Online Privacy, Safety Protections for Youth

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a coalition of 43 Attorneys General in requesting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update and strengthen the rules technology companies must follow under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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03 07, 2024

Students Graduate Friday From 74th 911 Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley congratulates the 20 students who graduate Friday from the state Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course.

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03 06, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Letter To Meta Requesting Action on User Account Takeovers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 40 other Attorneys General in asking social media company Meta to take action to protect consumers whose Facebook and Instagram accounts have been compromised.

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03 06, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces White River Man Convicted on Rape Charges

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a White River man has been convicted on three charges, including two counts of rape, for an incident that occurred March 5, 2023.

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03 05, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Peacemaker Found Not Guilty in Watertown Murder Trial

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that Jeremiah Peacemaker of Watertown has been found not guilty of First Degree Murder in the August, 2020 death of Kendra Owen of Watertown.

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03 04, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Urges Consumers To Participate in National Consumer Protection Week

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging South Dakota consumers to take time, especially during this week’s National Consumer Protection Week observance, to safeguard their personal and financial information.

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03 04, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Praises SCOTUS Decision to Keep Trump on Colorado Ballot

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows former President Donald Trump to appear on the ballot for the Colorado state Presidential Primary election.

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03 01, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Confirms Next Court Appearance For Chief Deputy Sheriff Murder Defendant March 13 In Flandreau

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the next court appearance for Joseph Gene Hoek (Hook) of Sioux Falls, who has been charged in the Feb. 2 death of Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorock (Pro-Rock), has been moved from Brookings to Flandreau, but will be held as originally scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13 in the Moody County Courthouse.  

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02 27, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Honors LET Recruits Who Graduate Friday

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley congratulates the 42 students who will graduate Friday from the state Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course in Pierre.

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02 23, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Thanks Governor, Legislators For Support of 2024 Legislative Package

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that all of the office’s legislative bills have now passed the state Legislature in some form and have been signed by Gov. Kristi Noem.

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02 21, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Selection Of Jurors For Watertown Man’s Murder Trial

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that 14 jurors were chosen Wednesday for the murder trial of Jeremiah Peacemaker of Watertown.

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02 20, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Coalition In Effort To Reform Practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a coalition of 39 Attorneys General in urging Congress to reform the current practices conducted by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

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02 16, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Supports FCC Decision to Ban AI-Generated Robocalls

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to ban Artificial Intelligence-generated robocalls.

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02 16, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Warns Public About Medicare Telephone Scam

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning the public to be careful about telephone calls they receive threatening to take away a person’s Medicare benefits.

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02 16, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Yankton Man Sentenced to 85 Years in Prison for Manslaughter Plea

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Yankton man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison after he had earlier pled guilty to First Degree Manslaughter in connection to a stabbing death that occurred May 22, 2023 in Yankton.

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02 16, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Coalition Supporting Trump’s Presidential Immunity Stay Request to U.S. Supreme Court

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 21 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief that supports former President Donald Trump’s stay request regarding presidential immunity to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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02 13, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Statement On Passing of Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges

“The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is saddened to hear of the passing of Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges. Sheriff Limoges was a law enforcement officer for almost 40 years, and Union County Sheriff for more than 30. He was a strong public servant who was dedicated to his county and his profession. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and agency during this time.”

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02 12, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Thanks Governor, Legislators For Support of Child Porn Bill

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is thanking Gov. Kristi Noem and state legislators for their support of Senate Bill 79, which includes the AG Office’s effort to make Artificial Intelligence-child generated porn a crime.

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02 12, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Praises Partnership For Support of Xylazine Bill

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising the partnership that has led to the passage and signing of House Bill 1028 which makes the use and possession of Xylazine (otherwise referred to as “the zombie drug” a crime outside of veterinarian purposes).

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02 09, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Defendant Indicted in Death of Chief Deputy Sheriff

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Moody County Grand Jury has indicted Joseph Gene Hoek (Hook) of Sioux Falls on charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Eluding for the death of Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok (Pro-Rock).

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02 09, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Releases Statement on South Dakota Supreme Court Decision on Legislative Conflicts of Interest

Governor Kristi Noem, with the support of the Legislature and the Attorney General, requested the South Dakota Supreme Court to provide further interpretation and clarification of Article III, Section 12 of the South Dakota Constitution, which prohibits legislators from having an interest in certain public contracts.  The Supreme Court has issued a very thorough decision clarifying and detailing the scope of Article III, Section 12. 

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02 07, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Attorneys General Opposing Proposed U.S. Senate Border Bill

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 15 other Attorneys General in opposing measures in a proposed “border bill” scheduled to be heard in the U.S. Senate.

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02 07, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Releases 2023 Crime in South Dakota Report

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the overall number of criminal offenses reported statewide in 2023 was down 2.57 percent compared to 2022.

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02 07, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Requests Congress To Authorize Funding for Federal Crime Victims Fund

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a bipartisan group of 41 Attorneys General in urging Congress to authorize 2024 bridge funding for the federal Crime Victims Fund (VOCA Fund).

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02 06, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Part of National Task Force Investigating Election Scam Robocalls

South Dakota Attorney Marty Jackley and other Attorneys General on the nationwide Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force have written to a company that allegedly sent New Hampshire residents scam election robocalls, with the use of artificial intelligence, during the New Hampshire primary election.

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02 05, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Charges Filed in Death of Chief Deputy Sheriff

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that Joseph Gene Hoek (Hook) of Sioux Falls has been charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Eluding for the death of Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok (Pro-Rock) last Friday afternoon.

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02 05, 2024

Attorney General Bill on Fentanyl Testing Signed Into Law by Governor Noem

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the first of the five legislative bills introduced this session by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has now been signed into law by Governor Kristi Noem.

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02 03, 2024

Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Identified As Victim in Line of Duty Death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has confirmed that Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok (Pro-rock) was killed in the line of duty Friday afternoon in Moody County.

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02 02, 2024

Pierre Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For 2023 Standoff With Law Enforcement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Pierre man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, with six years suspended, stemming from a 2023 standoff involving law enforcement at a residence in northern Hughes County.

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02 02, 2024

State Legislative Commission Approves Two Attorney General Bills

Two more South Dakota Attorney General legislative bills were approved Friday by different state legislative committees.

 

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02 01, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Presents Proposed Office Budget To Joint Appropriations Committee

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley Thursday presented the Attorney General’s Office’s proposed $38.8 million fiscal year 2025 budget which includes funds to create a new Digital Investigation Unit and to hire an additional forensic scientist.

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01 31, 2024

House Judiciary Committee Approves Two Attorney General’s Office Bills

Two South Dakota Attorney General legislative bills were approved Wednesday by the State House Judiciary Committee.

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01 29, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Effort Supporting Texas’s Right To Secure Border

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a coalition of 27 states in supporting the state of Texas’s efforts to secure its southern border.

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01 25, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Thanks Legislators For First Approval of Office’s Legislative Package

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is thanking state legislators for their bi-partisan support for the Attorney General’s Office’s legislative package.

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01 23, 2024

Senate Committee Approves Child Pornography Bill That Includes Attorney General’s A.I. Legislation

Senate Bill 79, which revises various levels of child pornography crime and which also includes the Attorney General’s Office’s bill that would make Artificial Intelligence-generated child pornography a crime, was unanimously approved Tuesday by the State Senate Judiciary Committee

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01 22, 2024

Yankton Man Changes Plea in Manslaughter Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Yankton man has pleaded guilty to First Degree Manslaughter in connection to a stabbing death that occurred May 22, 2023 in Yankton.

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01 19, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Petition Challenging EPA Proposed Rule for Clean Air Act

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 24 other Attorneys General in a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to declare unlawful a proposed federal rule removing further state discretion with the Clean Air Act.

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01 19, 2024

South Dakota Attorney General Jackley, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Haggar, Minnehaha County Sheriff Milstead Partner On Domestic Violence Grant

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Daniel Haggar, and Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead have partnered on a federal grant to combat domestic violence. 

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01 19, 2024

Senate Legislative Committee Unanimously Approves Attorney General’s Bill on Open Meeting Commission

Senate Bill 26 which would allow Deputy State’s Attorneys, in addition to State’s Attorneys, to serve on the state’s Open Meeting Commission was unanimously approved Friday by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

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01 18, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Requests FCC To Restrict Use of A.I. In Marketing Phone Calls

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and 25 other Attorneys General are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to restrict the use of artificial intelligence by telemarketers.

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01 18, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Requests SCOTUS To Reverse Colorado Ballot Disqualification of Trump

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court reverse the Colorado State Supreme Court ruling that kept former President Donald Trump off the ballot for that state’s Presidential Primary election.

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01 17, 2024

Attorney General Jackley, SD News Media Association Release Updated Open Meeting Laws Guide

An updated guide explaining South Dakota’s Open Meeting Laws has been released by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota NewsMedia Association (SDNA).

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01 16, 2024

House Committee Unanimously Approves Xylazine Bill

House Bill 1028, which would classify Xylazine as a Schedule III controlled substance, was unanimously approved Tuesday by the House Health and Human Services Committee.

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01 12, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Appointments to Open Meeting Commission

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has appointed five state’s attorneys to the Open Meeting Commission effective immediately.

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01 11, 2024

Legislative Committee Approves First Fentanyl Bill In Attorney General’s Legislative Package

The first bill in the South Dakota Attorney General’s legislative package was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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01 05, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Names New Chief Deputy, Criminal Litigation Division Director

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has named Brent Kempema as the new Chief Deputy for the Attorney General’s Office.

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01 04, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Medicare Telephone Scam

Telephone scams targeting Medicare recipients are now being reported in South Dakota, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley.

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01 03, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Watertown Man Sentenced to Prison on Kidnapping Charges

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Watertown man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of Second Degree Kidnapping.

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01 03, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Announces Spearfish Man Sentenced to Prison For Second Degree Murder

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Spearfish man has been sentenced to life in prison after earlier being convicted of Murder in the Second Degree in the 2022 shooting death of his wife.

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01 02, 2024

Attorney General Jackley Joins Multi-State Effort To Strike Down Firearm Magazine Ban

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 24 other state Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief challenging a California law that would ban firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.

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