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Tea Seeks Guidance in Hiring New Police Chief

TEA, S.D. (AP) – The Tea City Council is turning to the South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association for guidance in determining the best way to go about hiring a new police chief.

Former chief Brian Ketterhagen resigned about two weeks ago, along with an officer. Both are being investigated by the state Attorney General’s Office, and Ketterhagen is a defendant in a federal lawsuit in Wyoming alleging a cover-up in a murder investigation. He has denied withholding evidence in that case.

Ketterhagen’s predecessor in Tea, Ken Haugen, was fired and later sued the city unsuccessfully.

Mayor John Lawler says the city exceeds minimum standards set by the state in terms of such measures as background checks for potential police hires.

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