Abuse of power allegations part of decision to revoke former police chief’s certification


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — When a law enforcement officer makes mistakes on the job, they can end up before the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission, which makes decisions on certification and decertifying officers.

In the summer of 2018, Lake Norden’s police chief was the subject of a six-hour hearing by the commission over abuse of power allegations. In the end, the panel voted unanimously to revoke Jimmy Murphy’s law enforcement certification.

Thursday night, KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke is investigating one of the incidents that led to the decision.

The man, who was tased in the video above when Murphy was Lake Norden’s chief of police, is now suing the city, its officials and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

We’ll show you the video and audio evidence from the incident in our KELOLAND News Investigation, “Ticket to Trouble,” Thursday night at 10 p.m.

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