South Dakota law enforcement groups call for Ravnsborg’s resignation

PIERRE, S.D. — Law Enforcement officers statewide are joining together to call for the resignation of State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police, South Dakota Chiefs’ of Police Association and the South Dakota Sheriffs Association are unified in requesting Ravnsborg resign as South Dakota Attorney General.

In a joint statement issued Friday afternoon, members of the law enforcement agencies said, “Ravnsborg’s involvement in the death of Joe Boever on September 12 have resulted in a lack of confident in his ability to effectively carry out his duties as the chief law enforcement officer in South Dakota.”

South Dakota law enforcement groups are the latest to join the growing number of officials calling for Ravnsborg to resign following a September 2020 fatal car-pedestrian crash in Hyde County.

Ravnsborg has been charged with three misdemeanors tied to a fatal crash.

Governor Kristi Noem issued a statement on Tuesday, February 23 calling for Ravnsborg’s resignation.

Impeachment articles were also filed against AG Ravnsborg by State Rep. Will Mortenson the same day Gov. Noem called for his resignation.

 

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