SD impeachment committee subpoenas AG’s staff, prosecutors


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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee weighing impeachment charges against the state’s attorney general is moving to answer lawmakers’ remaining questions on his 2020 fatal car crash.

The committee has been tasked with recommending whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should face impeachment charges for his conduct surrounding the crash where he struck and killed a man walking near the shoulder of a highway.

The committee wants to hear testimony from Ravnsborg’s chief of staff, Tim Bormann, who was with Ravnsborg the morning after the crash.

The House committee also subpoenaed David Natvig, who directs the Division of Criminal Investigation under Ravnsborg, as well as the prosecutors who charged Ravnsborg with three misdemeanors, Hyde County deputy state’s attorney Emily Sovell and Beadle County state’s attorney Michael Moore.

House Speaker Spencer Gosch, the Republican leading the committee, says the latest actions could be the last pieces to the House investigation.

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