Sioux Falls

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

Flurry of activity in federal prosecutions against heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid traffickers in South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons today announced additional progress made in the past six weeks by law enforcement in the fight against opioids. The epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction is, by now, distressingly familiar. … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

SIOUX FALLS, SD – “Jeff Sessions served as our nation’s 84th Attorney General with tremendous dignity, dedication, and distinction. He advanced the Administration’s priorities with strong leadership and purposeful expectations. He reinvigorated and motivated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement professionals to perform at the highest levels and produce results that have greatly benefited … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL NEW FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP SOUTH DAKOTA DRUG TASK FORCES FIGHT METH

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons joined the U.S. Department of Justice in announcing that the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been awarded a new $1,029,958 federal grant to combat the illegal trafficking of methamphetamine in South Dakota. The funds were awarded through the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL NEW FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP SOUTH DAKOTA DRUG TASK FORCES FIGHT METH

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS MAJOR INCREASES IN VICTIM REPORTING AND NUMBER OF LAWSUITS FILED IN ONE YEAR SINCE LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons and the Justice Department today announced the one-year anniversary of its initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. Since its launch in October 2017 and nationwide expansion in April 2018, the Department has seen a major upswing in both reporting and enforcement. Over the past year, … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS MAJOR INCREASES IN VICTIM REPORTING AND NUMBER OF LAWSUITS FILED IN ONE YEAR SINCE LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

SIOUX FALLS, S.D | The Latest: Guard’s widow says killer’s execution ‘peaceful’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The Latest on the execution of South Dakota inmate Rodney Berget (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The widow of a South Dakota prison guard killed during a failed 2011 escape says her husband experienced “cruel and unusual punishment,” but his killer’s execution was “peaceful” and “sterile.” Lynette Johnson, wife of correctional … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D | The Latest: Guard’s widow says killer’s execution ‘peaceful’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D | South Dakota execution to go on after hours of court delays

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the execution of a South Dakota man who killed a prison guard in a failed escape seven years ago after a last-minute legal bid to block Rodney Berget’s death delayed his execution for hours past its scheduled time. Berget, 56, will be … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D | South Dakota execution to go on after hours of court delays

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HONORS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

New Funding Announced for a Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to prosecute for Rosebud Sioux Tribe SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe will be awarded funding for a new Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to help prosecute domestic … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HONORS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH