Former SD ACLU Director facing charges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The former director of the South Dakota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is charged with aggravated domestic assault after an alleged altercation in his home.
Thirty-three-year-old Robert Doody is accused of choking his wife during a fight Saturday. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Doody's lawyer says his client's wife was the aggressor, and that she was upset in part because Doody had filed for divorce.
Doody was head of the state's ACLU from 2008 until he stepped down last spring, citing personal and health reasons. He now practices law in Sioux Falls.