South Dakota court considers discipline of former lawmaker
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former state lawmaker Shawn Tornow of Sioux Falls has told the South Dakota Supreme Court he should have acted differently in two instances that arose when he was an assistant city attorney for the city of Sioux Falls.
The State Bar's Disciplinary Board has recommended that Tornow be publicly reprimanded for violating the rules of professional conduct for lawyers. Tornow has asked the Supreme Court to order that he be privately reprimanded.
The Supreme Court will issue a decision later.
The Disciplinary Board found that while Tornow was an assistant city attorney, he had an improper conversation with another lawyer representing Tornow's daughter on a traffic violation. The board also found Tornow acted unfairly in not giving some information to a former city commissioner involved in an ethics case.
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