Ravnsborg Impeachment Proceedings Continue

A committee conducting an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will meet later this week.

The group is looking at Ravnsborg’s conduct following a fatal car crash that left Joseph Boever dead. The attorney general pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors.

The impeachment inquiry is focusing on the conduct of Ravnsborg following the fatal crash. The group will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Capitol in Pierre.

Democratic State Representative Jaime Smith of Sioux Falls says he expects the committee will meet more in the future.

Smith expects portions of the meetings will be open to the public. Other aspects will be behind closed doors.

The committee will focus on a written report, which will eventually go to the House of Representatives with a recommendation of whether to impeach.

This is the first time in state history that lawmakers have opened an impeachment inquiry into a constitutional officer.