City faces possible suit from Lakota 57 parents
RAPID CITY –– On Sept. 1, Magistrate Judge Eric Strawn issued a not guilty verdict in the case of Trace O’Connell.
O’Connell’s disorderly conduct trial ended on July 23 in Rapid City at the Performing Arts Center. This trial was attended by nearly 200 people in support of both O’Connell and the American Horse students and chaperones.
In a press release, City Attorney Joel Landeen issued a statement: “Overall, I believe the City was able to present the best argument available to support prosecution of disorderly conduct.”