Marty Jackboots tough on crime, except when it comes to his own agents

This is the kind of rotten individual that is running for governor. Costing taxpayers over $1.5 million to cover up a sexual harassment allegation. Marty needs to be put into retirement come June 5th.

I also find it a bit hypocritical he is complaining about this so close to the primary. You know, kind of like putting out a press release about an investigation that isn’t finished yet in a mayoral race . . . Karma’s a bi*ch isn’t Marty?

The jury is in and it wasn’t good leaving no one a winner. Laura Zylstra Kaiser of Aberdeen held a press conference at the Sioux Falls Public Library on May 23, 2018 to help us understand the case against the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and its administrator Attorney General Marty Jackley. The Jury found in her favor the checks never seem to arrive until now.

It seems a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was harassing DCI agent Kaiser in 2011. Kaiser reported it to his and her superiors with no support from them. As a result, she received a demotion and then because the supervisors said she didn’t play nice with the harasser, a move to Pierre.

In an attempt to help her set the record straight and save her eight year career she appealed to Marty Jackley the head of DCI. It didn’t go well. The grievance process in place failed her so she had to take legal action.

In December 2017, an Aberdeen Federal Jury found her story credible and awarded her $1.2 million:

– $400,000 for mental anguish, emotional distress, embarrassment, loss of reputation and other damages.

– $311,812 for lost wages

– $498,929 for lost benefits

The state screwed around causing her there were more expenses and losses to cover. The final bill for the state was $1.5 million after the Federal Judge threatened to put state employees responsible for handing over the checks in jail for contempt of court.

By the way, can you identify the trackers recording then quickly leaving the presser? Which campaigns does each belong to?



#1 D@ily Spin on 05.25.18 at 11:12 am

Jackley has behaved rather indignant and narcissist lately. He lost his case in Supreme Court trying to get federal law forcing state sales tax for internet sales. End result, the court suggested a state income tax that would be devastating for attracting growth. Without intervening, he witnessed Sioux Falls city government regularly violating constitional law. When Huether assaulted citizen, he laughed. Now there’s this million dollar discrimination lawsuit he dragged through the courts for 7 years.

I’m afraid that the brain dead republican establishment will get Jackley elected. No doubt it will be a republican. I am an independent but I’m thinking of changing to republican because Democrats are disorganized and fruit loops. Of all candidates for governor, Noem seems best.

Jackley needs a lawyer job working for Sanford or Lloyd, not as governor.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.25.18 at 1:34 pm

It’s too bad that Marty couldn’t hide behind a “unsuccessful attempt” at sexual harassment excuse. Because from past history, it is my understanding that a failed hack isn’t a crime in South Dakota, so a failed harassment shouldn’t be either, or a tort, right? 😉 ….

Also, they should rename the Law School after Marty, especially if he becomes governor. They could call it the Jackley School of Law and Banana Republlcanism…..

#3 Joe on 05.29.18 at 10:28 am

The second recorder looks like Joe Schartz (yup, that’s his last name) from the Jackley campaign.