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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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12 22, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Multi-State Lawsuit In Challenging Proposed Federal Climate Mandate

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 20 other Attorneys General in challenging a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration that mandates all states with National Highway Safety System mileage establish targets to reduce on-road CO2 emissions.

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12 20, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Shoppers to Watch For Scams During Holiday Season

In these last few days before Christmas, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley warns shoppers to remain careful about scams that can dampen the holiday cheer of South Dakota residents and businesses.

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12 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces State, Citizens To Receive Funds From Google Settlement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that both the state of South Dakota and individual citizens will receive money from a $700 million agreement reached with Google regarding the company’s anti-competitive conduct with Google Play Store.

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12 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Reward In Search For Rachel Cyriacks

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced a reward of up to $25,000 is being offered to anyone who provides crucial information that leads to the successful arrest and conviction of those involved in the disappearance of Rachel Cyriacks.

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12 18, 2023

Pierre Man Changes Plea in Law Enforcement Standoff Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Pierre man has entered pleas to three criminal charges stemming from a standoff with law enforcement that occurred at a residence in northern Hughes County.

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12 18, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases 2024 Legislative Package

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Attorney General’s Office’s proposed legislative package for 2024 features five bills including separate legislation to regulate the drug Xylazine, add fentanyl protections, and make Artificial Intelligence Generated Child Pornography a felony crime.

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12 13, 2023

Pierre Man Indicted on First-Degree, Second-Degree Murder Charges in Stabbing Death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County State’s Attorney Casey Deibert have announced that a Pierre man has been indicted on First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder charges for the Nov. 30, 2023 stabbing death of a Rapid City woman.

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12 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Request Asking ATF To Drop Civil Liability Rule Violating Second Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 24 other State Attorney Generals in asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to drop a proposed civil liability rule on firearm sales that violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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12 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Spearfish Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Spearfish man has been convicted by a Lawrence County jury in the 2022 shooting death of his wife.

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12 08, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Statement On the Search for Rachel Cyriacks

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued this statement on the on-going search for Rachel Cyriaks:

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12 07, 2023

Final Ballot Explanation Released For Initiated Measure To Legalize Recreational Marijuana and Create Dual-Use Licenses

The final ballot explanation for a draft initiated measure, proposed by Emmett Reistroffer of Rapid City, that would legalize recreational marijuana and create dual-use licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries has been released filed with the Secretary of State by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. 

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12 05, 2023

Pierre Man Charged In Stabbing Death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Hughes County State’s Attorney Casey Deibert, and the Pierre Police Department have announced that David J. Shangreaux, Jr., 23, of Pierre has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old female on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 at a Pierre residence.

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11 30, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Two Men Sentenced in Connection to Fatal Shooting

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that two men have been sentenced to prison after earlier pleading guilty for their actions connected to a 2021 fatal shooting that occurred at a Sioux Falls restaurant.

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11 21, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Sisseton Man Sentenced to Prison on Sexual Contact Charges

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Sisseton man has been convicted and sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to three counts of Sexual Assault With a Child under the age 16.

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11 20, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Urges Holiday Shopping Safety

Tis the season for holiday shopping and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley reminds consumers to watch out not only for the good bargains, but shopping scams as well.

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11 17, 2023

Draft Explanation Released For Initiated Measure Submitted by Rapid City Man

An explanation for a draft initiated measure, proposed by Emmett Reistroffer of Rapid City, that would legalize recreational marijuana and create dual-use licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries, has been submitted for public review by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. 

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11 14, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Honors Latest Class Graduating Friday from Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley congratulates the 44 students who will graduate Friday from the state Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course as they complete a 13-week training program and became fully qualified law enforcement officers in the state.

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11 08, 2023

Eighteen Students Graduate Thursday From Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will be among the speakers Thursday when 18 students graduate from the Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course at the regional training academy in Sioux Falls.

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11 08, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Rule Highway Patrol Trooper Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review indicates that a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was justified in shooting a man who charged at the trooper during an incident October 11, 2023, in Dell Rapids.

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11 08, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Remembers Rachel Cyriacks Ten Years After Disappearance, Seeks Public’s Help

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is remembering Rachel Cyriacks (pronounced Seer- icks) on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance and is again asking for the public’s help in locating the Woonsocket woman.

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11 03, 2023

Attorney General Jackley’s Reply Letter to Dakotans for Health

Pursuant to requests from the media, this pdf is being provided to everyone along with Attorney General Jackley’s original letters to Dakotans For Health.

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11 02, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Watertown Woman Sentenced to Prison On Grand Theft Charge

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Watertown woman has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to one count of Grand Theft.

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10 27, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Pierre Man Convicted Of Assault on Law Enforcement Officers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Pierre man was convicted Thursday by a Hughes County jury for assaulting and threatening correctional officers at the Hughes County Jail.

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10 24, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Lawsuit Against Meta For Harming Youth Mental Health

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined Attorneys General from 41 other states in filing federal or state lawsuits against Meta alleging that the company knowingly designed and developed harmful features on Instagram and other social media platforms that purposefully addicted children and teens.

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10 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Parents’ Rights

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined Attorneys General from 22 other states in the filing of an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of parents’ rights where a school board is removing parental opt-outs for sex education.

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10 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Closure To 1998 Murder Conviction

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising a South Dakota Supreme Court decision that denied a state prison inmate’s appeal of a second habeas corpus request related to his 1998 conviction for murder.

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10 13, 2023

Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Leads Effort To Recoup $477,000 In Medicaid, Veterans Overpayments

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has recouped more than $477,000 in Medicaid and Veterans Affairs overpayments which has led to the indictment of one person in the theft of those funds.

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10 13, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Gregory Man Sentenced To Prison For Manslaughter

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Alec J.  Dostal, Sr., of Gregory has been sentenced to 50 years in prison, with 20 years suspended, after he earlier had pled guilty but mentally ill to one count of first-degree manslaughter. 

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10 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI To Review Officer Involved Shooting in Dell Rapids

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, in Dell Rapids.

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10 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins AG Statement Supporting Israel

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined Attorneys General from 26 other states in issuing a statement supporting Israel against the terrorist attacks by Hamas.

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10 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Yankton Man Sentenced To Prison For Aggravated Assault

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Ricky L. German of Yankton has been sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison, with seven years suspended, after he earlier pled no contest to one count of aggravated assault.

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10 06, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Rule Huron Area Law Enforcement Officers Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review indicates that three Huron Area Law Enforcement Officers were justified in shooting a man who pointed a gun at the officers during an incident that occurred Sept.7, 2023 at a Huron residence.

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10 05, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces South Dakota Will Receive $372,000 In Multistate Settlement With Software Company

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state of South Dakota will receive almost $372,000 as its share of a $495 million multistate settlement with software company Blackbaud for exposing the personal and financial information of millions of consumers throughout the United States.

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10 03, 2023

Students Graduate Friday From 911 Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is the guest speaker Friday Oct. 6, when 15 students graduate from the latest Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course.

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09 29, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Letter, Requests PornHub Closes Loophole That Jeopardizes Children

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 25 other Attorneys General in asking Aylo, the parent company of PornHub, to close a website loophole that jeopardizes children.

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09 27, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Yankton Man Sentenced To 85 Years in Prison For 2022 Shooting Death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Trevor Wayne Harrison of Yankton was sentenced Monday in Yankton County Circuit Court to 85 years in prison, with 20 years suspended, after he earlier pled guilty to one count of First Degree Manslaughter.

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09 27, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Grand Jury Indicts Two Prison Inmates For Attack on Officers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that two state prison inmates have been indicted on charges, including Attempted First Degree Murder, for their attack on two state correctional officers Aug. 24, 2023 at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

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09 21, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Honors State Forensic Lab During National Forensic Science Week

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is honoring the staff of the Attorney General’s Office’s State Forensic Lab in celebration of this week being National Forensic Science Week. 

 

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09 20, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Public To Stay Alert for Scams

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley reminds the public to be careful when contacted by scammers posing as legitimate organizations.

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09 14, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Minnesota Man Sentenced To 50 Years in Prison For First Degree Kidnapping

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Ryan Degroat of White Earth, MN has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after he earlier had pled guilty but mentally ill to one charge of First Degree Kidnapping.

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09 08, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Rule Highway Patrol Trooper Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review indicates a South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper was justified in shooting a man who fired a gun at the officer during an incident on Aug. 9, 2023 in Sturgis.

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09 07, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI To Review Officer Involved Shooting in Huron

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the Huron Police Department and Beadle County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in Huron.

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09 05, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Congressional Request To Create AI Child Exploitation Expert Commission

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 54 other Attorneys General in asking Congressional leaders to create an expert panel on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to use to exploit children.

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08 30, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Availability Of New Consumer Alert System

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the public can now receive Consumer Alerts via email from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.

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08 30, 2023

Final Explanation Released for Draft Initiated Measure That Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The final ballot explanation for a draft initiated measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, proposed by Matthew Schweich of Sioux Falls, has been released by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

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08 30, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Effort Urging FDA To Do More to Protect Children From E-Cigarettes

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is one of four lead Attorneys General asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its Center for Tobacco Products to do more to protect kids from e-cigarettes.

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08 24, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Charges Against Prison Inmates for Assault on Correctional Officers

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault Against A Law Enforcement Officer charges are being filed against two inmates for a Thursday morning assault against a state correctional officer at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

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08 23, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Arrest in Grant County Homicide

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and State Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have arrested one person in connection with a homicide that occurred Sunday night in Grant County.

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08 18, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Former State Correctional Officer Convicted Of Simple Assault

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Joshua Westenkirchner of Harrisburg, S.D., has been convicted of two counts of simple assault of a prison inmate while serving as a correctional officer at the state prison in Sioux Falls.

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08 17, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Hawaii Fire Assistance Scams

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakotans about money donation scams that have appeared in recent days from so-called organizations trying to raise funds to help victims of the Maui wildfires in Hawaii.

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08 17, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Settlement With Sen. Castleberry on Restitution Of State Funds

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces an agreement has been reached with State Senator Jessica Castleberry to pay back more than $499,000 in COVID funds which she received for her preschool daycare centers in Rapid City.

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08 15, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Supports Effort To Fund Youth Shooting Sports and Safety Courses

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 23 other Attorneys General in asking Congress to approve the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, which would allow for the funding of youth hunting, archery, and firearms safety courses.

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08 15, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Urges Congress To Approve G.U.A.R.D. VA Benefits Act

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 43 other Attorneys General in asking Congress to approve the Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding (G.U.A.R.D.) Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Act.

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08 14, 2023

Attorney General’s Office Releases Final Explanation For Initiated Measure Repealing South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program

The final ballot explanation for a proposed initiated measure that would repeal South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program, as proposed by Travis Ismay of Newell, has been released by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

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08 11, 2023

Explanation Released for Draft Initiated Measure That Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana

An explanation for a draft initiated measure, proposed by Matthew Schweich of Sioux Falls, that would legalize recreational marijuana has been submitted for public review by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. 

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08 10, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Rule Sioux Falls Police Officer Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review indicates a Sioux Falls Police officer was justified in shooting a man who pointed a gun at the officer during an incident on July 13-14, 2023 in Sioux Falls.

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08 09, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Leads Attorney General Energy & Environmental Summit

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is leading the National Attorney General Alliance’s Energy and Environmental Summit being held this week in Seattle. Attorney General Jackley is the AGA’s Chairman this year.

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08 09, 2023

Attorney General’s Office, DCI to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Sturgis

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred early Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Sturgis.

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08 04, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases 2022 Crime in South Dakota Report

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces the Crime in South Dakota 2022 Report is indicating that the number of criminal offenses reported statewide in 2022 were consistent with 2021.

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07 27, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Draft Explanation For Initiated Measure Repealing South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released a draft ballot explanation for a proposed initiated measure that would repeal South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program. The measure is proposed by Travis Ismay of Newell.

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07 24, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Tyndall Man Sentenced To Life in Prison For Triple Homicide Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that Francis Lange has been sentenced to life in prison after he had earlier pled guilty to a 2021 triple homicide that occurred in Scotland.

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07 20, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Madison Man Sentenced For First-Degree Rape

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces Declan Nelson, 20, of Madison has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he earlier pled guilty to first-degree rape of a six-year-old boy.

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07 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Host Human Trafficking Training Conference

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office’s state Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is hosting a human trafficking training conference this week in Pierre.

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07 19, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Storm Repair Scams

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning consumers about home and roof repair scams that have surfaced in South Dakota due to recent severe weather.

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07 14, 2023

Attorney General’s Office, 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 early Friday, July 14, 2023, near the intersection of Russell Street and Duluth Avenue.

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07 14, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Former Watertown Child Care Provider Sentenced For First-Degree Manslaughter

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces Amanda Walder of Watertown, a former child care provider, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after she earlier pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2021 death of a 17-month-old child.

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07 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Issues Statement On Mitchell Baseball Investigation

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issues the following statement regarding the investigation into allegations involving the Mitchell American Legion Baseball Program:

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07 11, 2023

Sixteen Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has recognized the 16 law enforcement officers from four states who graduated from the two-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor training held June 12-23 at the state’s Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre.

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07 11, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Final Explanation For Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Amending, Repealing Ballot Measures

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the final ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the State Legislature from amending or repealing ballot measures for seven years. The measure is proposed by Brian Bengs of Aberdeen.

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07 06, 2023

Attorney General Jackley, DCI Rule Rapid City Police Officer Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review indicates a Rapid City Police officer was justified in the shooting death of a man who pointed a gun at the office during an incident May 30, 2023

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06 29, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Announces Judge Rejects Habeas Corpus Request on Infant Murder Conviction

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Circuit Court Judge has denied a habeas corpus request for Joseph Patterson, who was convicted in 2015 in the death of an infant.

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06 28, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Draft Explanation For Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Amending, Repealing Ballot Measures

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released a draft ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the State Legislature from amending or repealing ballot measures for seven years.

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06 28, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Joins Effort in Requesting Congressional Support For AM Radio Stations

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 16 other states in encouraging Congress to pass legislation that would keep AM radios in new vehicles.

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06 27, 2023

Attorney General’s Office Raising Concern On Five Pending Child Murder Cases

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said his office is currently working on five child homicide cases.

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06 26, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Pop-Up Computer Repair Scam

The Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Protection recently has received several calls from consumers statewide about this scam that starts with a pop-up message indicating the person’s computer has been infected and appears to have their computer locked up.

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06 22, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Final Explanation For Proposed Constitutional Amendment Eliminating Single Subject Rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the final ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment that would repeal the single subject rule.

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06 21, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Recognizes Historic South Dakota v. Wayfair Decision

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said five years after it was decided, the United States Supreme Court’s decision in favor of South Dakota in South Dakota v. Wayfair remains a major victory for small businesses and Main Street South Dakota.

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06 16, 2023

Attorney General Jackley To Chair National Attorney General Alliance Annual Meeting

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will chair the annual meeting of the National Attorney General Alliance (AGA) being held June 19-22 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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06 16, 2023

Fifteen Students Graduate From 911 Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley recognizes the 15 students who graduated Friday from the 72nd session of the 911 Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course.

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06 15, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Encourages Recognition Of Elder Abuse Awareness Day

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said his office is observing Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is today (Thursday, June 15).

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06 14, 2023

Two Defendants Sentenced to Prison For High-Speed Chase with Law Enforcement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that two defendants have been sentenced to prison after earlier pleading guilty to a high-speed chase that included shots being fired at law enforcement.

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06 14, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Final Explanation for Proposed Legislative Term Limits Constitutional Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the final ballot explanation for the proposed constitutional amendment that would revise legislative term limits. The proposed amendment was submitted by State Sen. Brent Hoffman of Sioux Falls.

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06 08, 2023

AG Jackley Urges U.S. Senate To Pass HALT Fentanyl Act

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 22 other Attorneys General in asking the U.S. Senate leadership to pass the HALT Fentanyl Act.

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06 06, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Draft Explanation For Proposed Constitutional Amendment Eliminating Single Subject Rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released a draft ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment, proposed by Quincy Hanzen of Sioux Falls, that would repeal the single subject rule.

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06 02, 2023

Graduation Held For 186th Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course Students

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley congratulated the 46 students who graduated Friday from the state Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course as they completed a 13-week training program and became fully qualified law enforcement officers in the state.

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06 02, 2023

Sioux Falls Man Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence For First-Degree Rape

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for first degree rape.

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05 30, 2023

Attorney General’s Office, DCI to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Rapid City

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the Rapid City Police Department, is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred around noon Tuesday, May 30, 2023. 

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05 26, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Says U.S. Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling Protects South Dakotans From Undue Federal Burden

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley praised Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits the federal Government’s authority regarding the Clean Water Act. South Dakota was part of the lawsuit, Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that led to the court’s ruling.

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05 25, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Draft Explanation For Proposed Constitutional Amendment Revising Legislative Term Limits

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released a draft ballot explanation for the proposed constitutional amendment, submitted by State Sen. Brent Hoffman of Sioux Falls, that would revise legislative term limits.

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05 22, 2023

AG Jackley Joins Letter Urging Congressional Passage of Illicit Xylazine Act

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 38 other Attorneys General in asking Congressional Leadership to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act.

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05 17, 2023

Jessica LaMie to Join South Dakota Attorney General’s Office

Hughes County State’s Attorney Jessica LaMie will join the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office June 9 as an assistant attorney general for the Consumer Protection Division, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley.

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05 17, 2023

AG Jackley Joins Letter Urging Protection of Title IX

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined Attorneys Generals from 15 other states in urging the Biden Administration to uphold Title IX protections for women and girls.

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05 10, 2023

Advanced Technology Solves 46-Year-old Missing Person Mystery

A man who has been without a name for 46 years now has one.

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05 09, 2023

Attorney General Jackley to Speak At Law Enforcement Memorial Service

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is the guest speaker at Wednesday’s South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial Service ceremony in Pierre.

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05 09, 2023

Attorney General Marty Jackley Says No Foul Play, No Threat to Public After Discovery of Body In Lincoln County

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that no foul play is suspected and that there is no threat to the public after a male body was found Tuesday in rural Lincoln County.

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05 08, 2023

AG Jackley: Eligible South Dakotans to Benefit from Turbo Tax Settlement

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that 14,338 eligible South Dakotans will receive checks this month as part of a multi-state settlement with Turbo Tax’s owner Intuit.

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05 04, 2023

Shane Penfield Named Prosecutor of the Year

The South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association has named Shane Penfield as the Prosecutor of the Year.

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05 03, 2023

Ramona Woman Sentenced for Grand Theft

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that Melba Jean Bickett of Ramona has been sentenced to two years in the South Dakota Women’s Prison after pleading guilty to one count of Grand Theft.

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05 01, 2023

Active Search Underway For Suspect In Union County Murder Case

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and other law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales, 39, of Sioux City, Iowa, who is wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred last week in Union County.

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04 27, 2023

DCI, Local Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death in Union County

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state Division of Criminal Investigation and local authorities are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Wednesday in Union County.

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04 12, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Praises Preliminary Injunction on Biden Administration WOTUS Rule

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction halting the Biden administration from implementing a new definition of the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule in South Dakota and other states.

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04 11, 2023

Judge Sentences Joel Koskan to 10 Years In Prison

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that Joel Koskan of Mellette County was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in the state penitentiary after pleading guilty to two felony counts of incest.

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03 31, 2023

DCI Investigating Death in Pierre

South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the death of a 32-year-old man that occurred Thursday afternoon in Pierre.

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03 30, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Final Explanation for Proposed One Subject Constitutional Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the final ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove the provision that a proposed constitutional amendment can cover only one subject.

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03 28, 2023

Holzwarth Sentenced for Embezzlement From Grain Elevator

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that DeAnn Holzwarth of McIntosh has been sentenced to jail time and restitution after pleading guilty to stealing elevator funds from the McIntosh-Watauga Equity Exchange in McIntosh.

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03 27, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Praises Legislators & Governor For Support of Public Safety

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said this year’s legislative session was a success for public safety and law enforcement thanks to support from both Gov. Kristi Noem and State Legislators.

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03 20, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Final Explanations for Proposed “Top Two Primary” Constitutional Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the final ballot explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment regarding top two primary elections.

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03 14, 2023

Attorney General Jackley Releases Draft Explanation for Proposed One Subject Constitutional Amendment

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released a draft ballot explanation that would remove the provision that a proposed constitutional amendment can cover only one subject.

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03 13, 2023

Jackley Announces Three New Assistant Attorney Generals

Three new attorneys will join the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office in the next few months, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley.

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03 08, 2023

Incident At Spring Creek Home North of Pierre

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is assisting with the investigation of an individual who was arrested Tuesday morning after barricading himself in a home north of Pierre.

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03 07, 2023

Attorney General, DCI Rule Rapid City Police Officer Shooting Justified

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) review has determined that a Rapid City Police officer was justified in the shooting death of a man during a hostage situation on Feb. 3, 2023. 

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03 06, 2023

Thirteen Students Graduate as Part of 185th Session of Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course Held In Sioux Falls

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says 13 students graduated Friday from the Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course, which was held in Sioux Falls.

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03 06, 2023

AG Jackley: SD Joins Court Action on TikTok Investigation

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday that South Dakota has joined a 46-state coalition in filing an amicus brief asking that TikTok, Inc. comply with an ongoing investigation into whether the company violated consumer protections.

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