Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan To Resign
Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan was first elected in 2008. McGowan will now be stepping down from his position following some much-publicized alleged misconduct on the job.
According to the Minnehaha County Commission's agenda for it's Tuesday meeting they are set to consider McGowan's resignation. The agenda reflects that McGowan's resignation will go in effect Friday.
KSFY TV is reporting that back in September South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ordered an investigation into McGowan following reports of extended absences from work. That investigation pointed to possible alcohol abuse, including reports of members of McGowan's staff sometimes driving him to work because he was too inebriated to drive.
However, it did not find enough to charge McGowan. McGowan later issued an apology to his family and colleagues regarding "personal struggles and medical issues" that recently impacted his performance. However, he said he disagreed with several portions of the report, which he said were "largely taken out of context or based upon unnamed sources of information."