UPDATE: SD Supreme Court rules excessive force case against Sioux Falls police officers can continue

UPDATE: Link to oral arguments, what is so crazy about listening to this is that 17 officers showed up over 5 drops of blood on a sidewalk to watch an officer slip on a rug . . . and they say they are understaffed. LMFAO.

While I was disappointed that the court supported the warrantless search they did say the trial for excessive force can move forward;

In its recently released opinion, Supreme Court justices agree that circumstances at the time created an exception to the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches.

If you read the CASE you will see while the officers may have had a right to enter the apartment since they saw blood and heard people fighting throwing Ms. Boggs to the ground was not needed. It seems the only defense the police have is that they didn’t do what she claims. So where did her injuries come from? This is a perfect example of why body cameras are needed.

According to the 2021 salary listing both officers still work for the City of Sioux Falls as of January 1st. Officers Mark Toland and Andrew Pearson both make about $72K a year in hourly pay plus benefits.

I hope to have audio of the oral arguments soon.



9 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 08.05.21 at 9:00 am

There’s no body cameras because there’s a lot of bullying and unprofessional conduct. Obviously, police have a lot to hide. When there’s an ‘I can’t breath’ circumstance, it will be up to citizen cell phones to capture it. If we must police the police, it’s time to defund and start over.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.05.21 at 12:38 pm

Without George Floyd’s help, would the SDSC have?

#3 Mike Lee Zitterich on 08.05.21 at 12:45 pm

South Dakota Codified Law allows you to defend yourself, and law enforcement in the act of maintaining the peace can use whatever means possible to subdue the violator. They can even request “YOU” to aide them in attempting to stop criminal activity. Self Defense is a “Natural Right”.

#4 l3wis on 08.05.21 at 2:12 pm

Well we will see what a jury thinks of police allegedly busting a lady’s arm in her own home when she wasn’t committing a crime. My guess is SF taxpayers will be paying another settlement.

#5 Very Stable Genius on 08.05.21 at 3:45 pm

What about “in the act of maintaining” public health, can vaccines be mandated?

#6 scott on 08.05.21 at 4:14 pm

back the blue. unless they were beaten by “tourists” on jan. 6.

#7 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.06.21 at 1:11 pm

Maybe January 6th will become a national holiday and each year on that day “tourists” will be allowed to beat up authority figures over past frustrations that they were at the Capitol, when they thought they were at the White House. #DumbAssTourists

#8 Keystone Cops on 08.08.21 at 9:07 pm

The reason 17 cops show up is so they can get points for the arrests of 3 people in order to keep their jobs or get promotions. Look at the selection of the new Chief, they got points for being involved in the crowd movement around town. Not that they did anything to solve the issue, they got points for being there.

The 17 cops including the supervisor get their brownie points and the taxpayers get a big bills to the lawyers and the Boggs to pay when this is done.

#9 Further Fear & Loathing on 08.09.21 at 3:13 pm

“Say, what if we move the crowd towards the large landscaping rocks at the Empire?”….