South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is calling for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign. Noem says she is “disappointed” in the entire process regarding the Attorney General.
In a strongly worded news release Thursday, Noem says Jason Ravnsborg of Yankton has “not accepted responsibility for the death of Joseph Boever and did not even appear in court to face the charges or the Boever family.”
Noem says she’s disappointed with the prosecutors and outraged about the plea deal Ravnsborg took. She has instructed the state Department of Public Safety to provide the Speaker of the House a complete copy of the investigation file in the coming days to assist the House in its upcoming work.
On Thursday, Judge John Brown ordered Ravnsborg to pay $1,000 for two misdemeanor counts, more than $3,000 to Hyde County for costs associated with the investigation and ordered Ravnsborg to perform public service on distracted driving education.
Noem has repeatedly called for Ravnsborg to resign. At one point, Judge Brown ordered the governor to remove two videos of Ravnsborg’s interviews with investigators from the state Department of Public Safety’s website.