Senator wants Attorney General’s Office to investigate Frye-Mueller discipline
Request comes after State’s Attorney ruled prosecutors have no jurisdiction over internal legislative matters
PIERRE — The fallout from the censure and suspension of Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller has spilled over to the Attorney General’s Office.
Four days after being notified by the Hughes County State’s Attorney that the judicial and executive branches of South Dakota government has no role in internal legislative matters, Sen. Tom Pischke has requested Attorney General Marty Jackley investigate the state Senate’s discipline of Frye-Mueller in late January following a workplace misconduct complaint.
“I write to request the intervention of the Attorney General’s Office; as the highest law enforcement office in the State of SD, with power to review criminal conduct on the part of government officials, especially upon failure or refusal of the local State’s Attorney to act, or in the event of a conflict of interest,” reads a letter Pischke sent to Jackley Tuesday.
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