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SD Supreme Court: Sheriff Seeks Immunity For Property Damage During Search

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A property owner in Hamlin County says the sheriff there destroyed his trailer house in an unreasonable search.

The sheriff says he has immunity for damages caused when he's just doing his job.

A lower court refused to issue a summary judgment, saying it's a question for a jury, and the sheriff appeals that decision to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will issue a decision at a later date.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports on this case.