Dem 16th SD candidate back police reform, pan GOP’s ‘tougher-on-crime’ package


The two Dem candidates seeking to succeed Dem Caucus Chair Mark Miller in the state Senate largely agree on most of the pressing issues lawmakers will face after being sworn into office.
State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, and Monona Grove School Board president Andrew McKinney both said in interviews with they support the police reform measures proposed by Gov. Tony Evers that seek to ban chokeholds and no-knock searches and ensure deadly force is used only as a last resort.
The pair also criticized the GOP-backed tough-on-crime package Evers vetoed in May. They also said t...

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