Dakota Midday: Policing In South Dakota

Jul 12, 2016

From left: Karl Jegeris, Tim Doyle and Vaughn Vargas.
Credit Charles Michael Ray

The shootings in Dallas where 5 police officers died and many others were injured have sparked conversations about tension between citizens and law enforcement. What does it all mean for South Dakota?

Dakota Midday is joined by Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, community advisory board member Vaughn Vargas and Officer Tim Doyle. Doyle was severely injured after responding to a routine call of people drinking alcohol in a park. Two of Doyle’s fellow officers were killed in the shooting.

They talk about the relationship between police officers and the community in South Dakota. They weigh in on national events and programs to ease tensions in their own communities.

Chief Jegeris is available for concerns on Twitter @ChiefJegeris and email at karl.jegeris@rcgov.org .