Former South Dakota trooper sentenced to 5 years in theft case

admitted to stealing money from evidence March 24, 2017 A former South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who admitted to stealing money from evidence while on the job has been sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary. In addition, 48-year-old Brian William Biehl received a $10,000 fine.  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the senten...
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South Dakota Forensic Lab completes testing of all rape kits

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) has completed the testing of all rape kits from law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. Untested rape kits have become and continue to be a national concern. January 9, 2017 PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab ...
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Improper evidence handling led to firing

Johansen made the decision to fire Schmitz after finding that the things had not been documented with the department's evidence custodian.   Enter Article DATE HERE McKenzie County officials say a deputy who was fired last week had undocumented evidence from criminal investigations in his squad car when he turned the vehicle in last month...
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Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft

Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property for taking $69,668 in money confiscated between May 21, 2012, and Oct. 19, 2016, court documents state. November 27, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests...
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Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft

Highway Patrol officials, discovered $1,540 was missing from another evidence bag November 7, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests over the past four years.Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized proper...
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Ex-police chief's bid for re-certification denied

The DCI began investigating the department after Eisenbarth reported that drug money was missing from the department's evidence locker. June 23, 2016 The former police chief of the Flandreau Police Department who resigned amid a state investigation into his department won't have his lawman's certification reinstated. Mike Eisenbarth had taken a job...
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Missing evidence found in sheriff's locker could free inmate in 1990 SD murder case

Capital Journal, capjournal.com BYLINE: Associated Press McCook County, SD SIOUX FALLS — McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris says an envelope found in an evidence locker is related to the case of a South Dakota inmate trying to prove his innocence in a 1990 murder. The Argus L...
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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.com BYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, Flandreau, SD Flandreau Police Department logo (Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.) In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Investigation descended on the Flandreau Police ...
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