AG Ravnsborg impeachment probe questions investigators
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers weighing impeachment charges for the state’s attorney general are drilling into the investigation of his fatal car crash in 2020.
They spent hours questioning the law enforcement officers and a specialist who analyzed the crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.
Nearly all of the House investigative committee’s work has so far happened behind closed doors so far.
But the committee of seven Republicans and two Democrats met in public Tuesday to question the law enforcement officers who investigated Ravnsborg after he struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway in September of 2020.
Ravnsborg was able to avoid jail time by pleading no contest to two misdemeanors and a third misdemeanor was dropped.
The hearing will resume on Wednesday.