The committee should publish new documents

As a committee of lawmakers continues to determine whether the state’s top law enforcement official should be removed, it is also expected to release more documents about Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s role in a fatal crash in 2020 that killed a pedestrian.

The documents were due to be released as early as Tuesday afternoon, but House Speaker Spencer Gosch told reporters on Tuesday that there was no set timetable for the release of investigative documents related to the case. Ravnsborg.

Instead, the day marked the fifth day that the nine-member House Select Committee of Inquiry was scheduled to meet to decide whether Ravnsborg was fit for office by hearing testimony from several law enforcement officers. the order, detectives and forensics experts, including a special agent from North Dakota who conducted an independent investigation of Ravnsborg in late 2020 and early 2021.

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The committee spent hours behind closed doors on Monday night redacting information from 60 of the 65 documents at their disposal that relate to the accident that killed 55-year-old Joe Boever.

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These redacted documents include investigation reports, video footage of interviews and interrogations with the attorney general, and autopsy photographs.

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Documents made available to the committee include footage of interviews not only with Ravnsborg, but also with his chief of staff Tim Bormann, who was with the attorney general when Boever’s body was discovered, and Mike Volek, the deceased. Hyde County Sheriff who initially responded to the scene of the accident. in 2020.

Since the crash, Ravsnborg has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors related to the incident and settled a wrongful death lawsuit against him involving Boever’s family.

On Tuesday, the only new document released was the specific list of redactions of available documents that the committee is reviewing. Here’s the new information we’ve learned about the case so far, based on that list.

What is redacted from the documents

The committee released a 13-page document listing the redacted contents of the investigation file. Most deletions consist of personal identifying information such as date of birth and phone numbers.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's car is shown September 15, three days after a fatal accident in which Ravnsborg struck and killed pedestrian Joseph Boever, 55, of Highmore.

All photographs showing Boever’s body at the scene as well as autopsy photographs were also redacted, according to the document.

The entire forensic report on a 2011 Ford Taurus, some cell phone investigation reports and a toxicology submission form are also redacted, according to the document.

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