Pierre Police Department Patch

SD AG’s Office Investigating Pierre Officer’s Use of Taser on Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State investigators will determine if a Pierre police officer’s use of a Taser on an 8-year-old girl amounted to excessive force. Chief Bob Grandpre says he and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner asked for the outside review of Friday’s incident. He says his department’s initial review showed the officers...
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South Dakota Perspective Scheduled for Monday Afternoon on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The October broadcast of South Dakota Perspective will be on the air on Monday afternoon. Join select affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network as we bring you the monthly program starting at 2:05 p.m. Our first guest will be the Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations-J.R....
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Officials Say Wednesday’s Lockdown Drills at Pierre Schools Went Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Lockdown drills were conducted yesterday at Pierre’s public schools.  The Pierre School District worked with local law enforcers from the Pierre Police Department and the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office in setting up the lockdown drills.  The drills are held to give students and school staff a chance to practice...
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Fire Burns Less Than an Acre of Grass Surrounding Cultural Heritage Center Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire outside the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre burned some grass around the building but did not damage any parts of the mostly underground structure.  The Pierre Fire Department was summoned to the fire about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the fire started on the...
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