Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office Drops Charges – Nesiba Reinstated to the South Dakota Senate Democratic Caucus


Reynold Nesiba

January 6, 2017

SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Democratic Party issued the following statement today on behalf of the members of the South Dakota Senate Democratic Caucus:

“As a result of the serious allegations against him, Senator-elect Nesiba was placed on a leave of absence from the Senate Democratic Caucus pending the outcome of these charges. During this leave of absence, Dr. Nesiba was not be allowed to attend any Caucus meetings. When we announced this decision, we pledged that at the conclusion of Dr. Nesiba’s legal proceedings we would re-evaluate his role within our Caucus.”

“Yesterday, the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that it was dropping charges against Dr. Nesiba after further investigation of the allegations against him revealed ‘inconsistencies’ in the evidence around those allegations. We respect the State’s Attorney’s decision and trust that it was reached after a thorough and fair investigation. Given this new information, our Caucus met this morning to re-evaluate Dr. Nesiba’s role within it. To the best of our knowledge, this situation is now resolved and Dr. Nesiba has been cleared of any criminal charges. As a result, we decided to end his leave of absence and reinstate him as a full and active member of our Caucus.”

Senator Billie Sutton

Senator Jason Frerichs

Senator-elect Craig Kennedy

Senator Troy Heinert

Senator-elect Kevin Killer

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