SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she will be examining the state’s policing laws after witnessing the death of George Floyd and protests it has sparked.
The Republican governor didn’t have many specifics on what police reforms she would push for in the state, mentioning a few issues she was considering. But she acknowledged that a serious problem was revealed by the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck until he died.
Noem suggested a conservative approach to policing reforms, pressing for the need for personal responsibility and change at the local level.