South Dakota has hundreds of law enforcement officers, but every year a few of them lose their certification for various reasons, ranging from breaking the law to abuse of power.
Out of the hundreds of certified law enforcement officers across the state, every year, some of them may end up being the subject of an external investigation.
“An officer who in his off-duty hours got into a bar fight; something we’ve seen in the past. Or has been charged with assault; a domestic situation they had in their private life that bleeds over. There’s been alcohol use, there’s been drug use, anything of that sort,” South Dakota Attorney General Chief of Staff, Tim Bormann, said.
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