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After a lengthy day of hearings the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission took action against Lake Norden Police Chief Jimmy Murphy.  Attorney General Marty Jackley serves on the committee...

 

 

 

Jackley says the commission who made the decision is made up of 12 law enforcement and other officials from around the state...

 

 

 

The commission was asked to intervene earlier this year by Hamlin County States Attorney John Delzer who had declined to prosecute any cases brought by Murphy since late 2017.  Delzer cited numerous reports going back to 2016 wherein Murphy issued improper citations, was verbally abusive to the public, and made false statements to a victim...
 

 

 

 

Jackley says the buck normally stops with him, but that when it comes to the certification of officers, he’s only one of twelve who vote.

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