Criminal prosecutions have increased by about 25 percent on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas in recent years though tribal officials say public safety personnel and funding are lacking.
Fifteen U.S. attorneys who make up the Department of Justice's Native American Issues Subcommittee met in Bismarck on Thursday to discuss public safety issues with tribal leaders.
Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Charles Murphy says the reservation's police force is short-staffed and sometimes only one officer is on duty to patrol the reservation that straddles North Dakota and South Dakota.
Standing Rock council member Sharon Two Bears says tribes have to compete for public safety funding and the application process is confusing. She says that housing often isn't available on the reservations for police officers.
Most Popular Today
- 1. All Industries
New General Motors Recalls
Plans For New Data Center In Sioux Falls
Saving Money On Life Insurance
- 4.Technology, School Supplies
Back To School Shopping With Technology
New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
New Sport Clips Opening At Dawley Farm
- 7.Retail & Restaurants
Women Receive Fewer Small Business Loans
- 8.Retail & Restaurants
Retail Trade Group Reduces Annual Sales Forecast
- 9.Your Money Matters
See Inside Businesses On Google Maps
Thursday Morning Business Brief