Journalist suing SD Attorney General



     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota journalist is suing Attorney General Marty Jackley for more information about the death of former state economic development director Richard Benda.
 
     Bob Mercer was unsuccessful in getting records earlier through an administrative law process. He's now taken the matter to circuit court.
 
     Jackley says he has followed the law.
 
     Benda's October 2013 death has been ruled a suicide. At the time, Jackley was preparing to file felony theft charges against Benda amid allegations of financial misconduct at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
 
     Independent candidate for governor Mike Myers says he thinks Benda might have been killed. He held a press conference in Rapid City on Thursday in which he re-enacted the scenario under which authorities say Benda killed himself.

     
 AP-WF-08-22-14 1303GMT

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Locations : Rapid CitySouth Dakota
People : Bob MercerMarty JackleyMike MyersRichard Benda
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