Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas For: Bicyclists | Foodies | MN Sports Fans | People Who Want Subscriptions


White Earth 1st To Team Up With US Prosecutors

View Comments
police, generic, lights, cop, flashing, officials, authorities

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Holiday Spectacle
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 22, 2014
  3. Lowdown: Kourtney Kardashian Names Her Son
  4. Gas Prices Continue To Fall
  5. Minneapolis Police React To Cop Killings In New York

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American Indian tribe in northern Minnesota is the first to team up with federal prosecutors under a law designed to improve public safety on reservations.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole is announcing Friday that the Department of Justice will share jurisdiction with the White Earth Nation when it comes to prosecuting crimes such as murder, rape or felony child abuse.

Starting June 1, federal, state and tribal authorities will examine such cases together to see where prosecution makes the most sense.

The shared jurisdiction is possible under the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. Though other tribes have requested shared jurisdiction, White Earth’s application is the first to be accepted. Cole says that’s in part because Minnesota’s federal prosecutors are already well-versed in handling cases in Indian Country.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,402 other followers